Newspaper article International New York Times

Cuts to U.S. Nuclear Stocks Slow

Newspaper article International New York Times

Cuts to U.S. Nuclear Stocks Slow

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As President Obama visits Hiroshima, Japan, a new census from the Pentagon details the administration's efforts to dismantle warheads.

A new census of the American nuclear arsenal shows that the Obama administration last year dismantled its smallest number of warheads since taking office.

The new figures, released by the Pentagon, also highlight a trend -- that the current administration has reduced the nuclear stockpile less than any other post-Cold War presidency.

On Thursday, the Federation of American Scientists, a private group in Washington that strongly supports arms control, issued an analysis of the new figures on its Strategic Security blog. The annual Pentagon release did not appear to be linked to President Obama's visit Friday to Hiroshima, Japan, which was destroyed by an American atomic bomb almost 71 years ago. …

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