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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: Scale back U.S. nuclear weapons and stop a new arms race

The United States should reduce its nuclear force by a third to maintain an effective deterrent while making the world safer, writes NPI’s Gael Tarleton in a Seattle Times op-ed. “With that number, we could still keep 1,000 warheads at sea, more than enough for any conceivable military mission. Kitsap would continue to have a mission and the thousands of jobs that come with it.”