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Nuclear Weapons Modernization: Challenges Ahead

December 31, 2015

President Barack Obama came to office in 2009 with a desire to move the United States toward a nuclear-free world. The President outlined his vision in his April 2009 Prague speech in which he identified several key priorities: reducing the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy; negotiating a New Strategic Arms Reduction […]

Understanding President Obama’s Nuclear Policy

May 31, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2012. At the bilateral meeting, Obama was overheard asking for time—”particularly with missile defense”—until he is in a better position politically to resolve such issues. “This is my last election. … After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama said, to which Medvedev replied, […]