Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement after a report has surfaced that President Obama is planning further reductions to our nuclear deterrent:
"The President believes that cutting our nuclear deterrent results in stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world. This thought process is dangerous and naïve. The president's reported plans for further reductions to our nuclear arsenal will only harm the security of our nation and our allies. It will do nothing to counter the threat of states seeking nuclear weapons, including North Korea and Iran. If the president wants to show that he is serious on this issue, he would undertake the modernization of our deterrent that he promised the Senate during the New START Treaty."