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In an apparent move to honor a pledge for more transparency, President Obama announced a plan that seems to verge more on irresponsibility.
At Friday’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., the president announced that the U.S. would be making public the full inventory of its nuclear stockpile.
Pres Obama announces US will – for first time – provide a public inventory of its nuclear stockpile.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 1, 2016
The Washington Examiner reported:
As of Sept. 30, 2013 the nation had 585.6 metric tons of highly enriched uranium, a fact that hasn’t been declassified in 15 years, Obama noted during the summit’s opening session. The last public figure was 740.7 metric tons, and the difference shows the U.S. has reduced its stockpile by more than 20 percent.
“This type of information sharing … is an important part of the effort to strengthen global nuclear security,” the White House stated in releasing the data. “The value of transparency has been highlighted by the United States throughout the Nuclear Security Summit process.”
Obama noted that since the first summit in 2010, more than a dozen countries have completely eliminated their highly enriched uranium and plutonium supplies.
On the closing day of his nuclear summit with 50 other national leaders, Obama also said the Navy is trying to find a way to convert its nuclear submarines away from highly enriched uranium, which can be used to make nuclear weapons
Social media reaction was swift, rebuking Obama for weakening the nation and implying – again – that America is the source of the problems in the world.
Nothing like announcing to our enemies exactly what we have…https://t.co/Xfgd68jcru
— TracyJeffords (@TracyJeffords) April 1, 2016
— Vern Demerest ✈ (@TxAv8r) April 1, 2016
And where it’s located no doubt. https://t.co/yV6LF4vs5i
— ⭐❤ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) April 1, 2016
@markknoller This act, which may appear benign to liberals, is grossly irresponsible – this info is helpful to enemies and thus dangerous.
— 8at80y (@JohnMPowersII) April 1, 2016
— David Powell (@RSPW_DEP) April 1, 2016
— B’sC’sSoxPats-Yup! (@RedDFredDFla) April 1, 2016
— Robert McBobbski (@Syv_Sekstini) April 1, 2016
— Black_Raven135 (@RosaleeAdams) April 1, 2016
@markknoller this is a joke. This should be Treason.
— Joni Mandel (@JajsaArthur) April 2, 2016
— Life by the Creek (@lifebythecreek) April 1, 2016
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