To Nuke or Not to Nuke that is the question

Turns out an important national security decision is going to be facing President-elect Obama. Who during the campaign was looking for a world without nuclear weapons? He must decide the fate of the Oak Ridge, Tennessee remote valley location of factories, where workers enriched uranium for the first atomic bomb of World War II. The decision is to focus on either maintaining existing warheads and storing uranium or begin a new production enterprise building the first new U.S. warheads since the end of the Cold War. This is not only at Oak Ridge as there are seven other research and manufacturing compounds nationwide that make up the U.S. nuclear weapons production complex. The issue is set to come to a head early in Obama presidency. This decision is not just about nuclear weapons, it is more about nuclear proliferation and the US entire 21st-century nuclear strategy. The new warhead plan is to make them so they cannot be stolen and used by others. The US has signed a nuclear test ban treaty, this has made officially wonder about the power of the stock piled weapons. We know that Great Britain, France, Russia, and China are modernizing their nuclear arsenals, for us to fall behind or left in the dark is a calculated mistake. This of course would be a multibillion-dollar program to produce new warheads without knowing if the old ones do not work. A side from the fact this one of those issues that make Presidents go gray and begin to look old, this also turns back to why would anybody want to be President at this time?


Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 42 days
National Debt 12/7/1998 5,599,622,890,499.18
National Debt 12/5/2008 10,653,271,333,099.91

Some may convince you
No one can break through
I’m here to tell you
You’re worth more than they tell you
W. Axl Rose Scraped (2008)

22 days Until the tea512 51 smokin sasses of 2008

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