The Nuclear Future

President Obama’s dream of a nuclear free future and goal of “global zero” or total eradication of nuclear weapons may need to wait for a while. The military is looking a maintaing it’s automatic weapons stockpile for the next five to 10 years. The Associated Press says Civilian and military officials described the forthcoming review, along with a larger master plan for Pentagon policy also due early next year, on condition of anonymity because the policies are still being developed. And the “nuclear posture review” due early next year will focus on the practical and nearer-term goal of deterring the use and spread of weapons.