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June 20, 2013 - 9:10 am

Here’s the Oklahoma Senator:

Inhofe was among several lawmakers who warned that cutting the country’s strategic nuclear arsenal by one-third would put America at a disadvantage against countries like Russia, North Korea and Iran. Inhofe said the president’s plan wrongly assumes that reducing the role of nuclear weapons would make the world safer.

“Instead, our experience has been that nuclear arsenals — other than ours — are on the rise, Russia defies us at almost every turn, efforts to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran are failing, and our allies grow increasingly uneasy about the reliability of U.S. nuclear guarantees,” Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said.

Russia is modernizing its missile forces. The RT-2UTTKh Topol-M dates back only to 1997, and production of the RS-24 Yars began in 2010. Both are road-mobile to compliment Russia’s collection of older, silo-based ICBMs. After years of neglect, Russia is rebuilding its SSBN fleet and arming them with brand new RSM-56 Bulava SLBMs.

Our strategic forces consist of 450 Minuteman-III missiles dating back to 1970, and about 540 Trident D5 SLBMs which first began operating in 1990. The Tridents are a problem, because the Navy won’t be building enough replacement boats for the aging Ohio-class SSBNs to maintain the size of the current force. We have no road- or rail-mobile missiles.

So if Obama wants to negotiate down our forces, fine — but it ought to be on the condition that we start modernizing our nuclear deterrent.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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You completely miss Emperor Zippy's point. He doesn't want to reduce our nuclear capability and the size of our Navy in an infantile and naive attempt to make the world safer. He is doing to make us weaker. I have long since given up the notion that his actions are based on stupidity or ignorance. At the risk of sounding like a conspiricy theorist, I think he doing it to destroy our country. He hates America! My Irish grandmother used to say, "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you what you are". Lets go over a brief list of Zippy's friends and aquaintences. There is Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn. Bill likes to pose for the camera while standing on the American Flag. He and Bernadine also like to blow up government buildings. Then there is his spiritual mentor, "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright, who has been quoted as saying "God Damn America". There is Van Jones who is an avowed Communist and numerous other America bashers and haters. He reads Saul Alinsky who dedicated his blueprint to destroy America book, "Rules for Radicals" to Satan. Zippy likes to bash America in front of adoring crowds in foreign countries. He has reduced our armed forces to the point that we can no longer fight a war on two fronts. He has refused to allow us to provide for energy independence putting us at the mercy of Muslim and South American despots who hate us. He promotes support to terroist organizations in the Middle East, identifying them as "Freedom Fighters" or "Secular Rebels", forcing us to assist those who want to want to either destroy or humiliate us. Finally, his arrogance, incompetence and dishonesty makes us and embarassing laughing stock in front of the rest of the world. His stance on our nuclear deterent is logical and predictable.
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