Bombs Away

OBAMA'S CALL TO ELIMINATE NUCLEAR WEAPONS

During his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama promised to make the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons a central element of his administration’s nuclear policy. Now, in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2010, he has taken a significant step in that direction.

The new budget calls for eliminating development of the Reliable Replacement Warhead Program (RRW), a program the previous administration argued would add safer, more...

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About the Author

Ronald E. Powaski, a retired professor of history at Cleveland State University, is the author of Return to Armageddon: The United States and the Nuclear Arms Race, 1981–1999 (Oxford University Press).