U.S., Russia move closer to new treaty

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This would be a huge win, not just for President Obama, but for world security. We’ll still have far too many nuclear weapons in deployment and on reserve, but you have to start reduction somewhere.

The trick is to keep it going.

And think of this: it costs a lot of money to keep 1,600 nuclear submarines in active deployment. Cutting the number in half would ostensibly mean a big reduction in that part of the budget. That money can be put elsewhere, like making sure our national infrastructure doesn’t crumble.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.