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Military cuts alarming to nation’s safety

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

I recently received a letter from Freedom Alliance. It starts with a statement, “Republicans denounce Obama’s nuclear cuts as reckless lunacy.” All Americans need to write their representatives and senators because it is painfully clear Barack Obama hopes to unilaterally disarm the U.S. before this year’s elections. Win or lose in November, Mr. Obama’s policy will ensure that America is no longer a major military and nuclear power.

It started when he signed the disastrous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty – a treaty with President Vladimir Putin’s Russia that cut our nuclear arsenal in half, from roughly 3,000 to 1,500.

Now, Mr. Obama has ordered the defense department to explore the possibility of reducing our arsenal to as few as 300 warheads. That reckless move has handed Russia nuclear superiority. This will be the lowest nuclear warhead count we have had since 1950.

This is nothing less than nuclear disarmament. Our representatives and senators must do everything in their power to stop Obama from dismantling our nuclear deterrent and armed forces.

Obama also has called for nearly $500 billion in new cuts to the defense budget in 2013. You can’t believe the cuts to our ground, air and space – Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, missile defense and NASA. For the first time, we have no rockets to launch astronauts into space.

God help us if Obama is allowed to continue to cut our military. We will be at the mercy of our enemies. Do not re-elect Obama.

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