June 19th, 2013
02:32 PM ET

Obama calls for reducing U.S., Russian nukes

President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S. leaders with a speech on Wednesday at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, where he said he would ask Russia to join the United States in slashing its supply of strategic nuclear warheads.

"We may no longer live in fear of global annihilation, but so long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe," Obama said in the city that symbolized the East-West divide in the decades after World War II.

"After a comprehensive review, I've determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies - and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent - while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third," he said. "And I intend to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures."

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ Pete, ive been deleted more times than i can count and for no apparant reasons even.

    June 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Has anyone seen the remake of Red Dawn? It's more realistic than the original, makes Obama look like the idiot he really is and our affirmative action president is making it not just possible but highly likely. Then again socialism is one step between democracy and communism. North Korea may not have to invade us and spew their lies about how we need their help. Obama already did that thanks to all the uneducated (college means nothing, kids today are indoctrinated with liberal ideology instead of being educated.) obama voters.

    June 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    And again, this of course is comming from an "uneducated" conservative!

    June 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
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