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Letter: Baffling Nuclear Policy

To the Editor:

In another example of this administration’s baffling (to put it nicely) foreign policy, we learn that the United States is making sharp reductions in its nuclear deterrence four years before the date required by the New Start Treaty. The greatest reductions will be made in the arsenal most likely to survive a first strike. Nuclear capacity on submarines will be reduced by 29 percent, and on B 52 and B 2 bombers by 38 percent.

With nuclear Russia’s resurgence of aggression in Europe, with nuclear North Korea’s unpredictable behavior, with nuclear China flexing its muscles in Asia, with Iran on the threshold of acquiring nuclear arms, does our unilateral disarmament make any sense at all?

Jeff Lehmann

Lyme Center