Nuclear

By: Will and Scott on January 12, 2016
Ted Cruz responded to a question about the trillion dollar nuclear arms buildup by endorsing an upgrade to all three "legs" of the nuclear triad. He also called for developing a missile defense system. But he thinks abolition of nuclear weapons can only be achieved in a fantasy world.
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By: John Raby on January 8, 2016
Carly Fiorina is unfamiliar with proposals to take nuclear missiles off hair trigger alert. She said she would be willing to learn more.
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By: John Raby on January 8, 2016
Senator Marco Rubio wants nuclear missiles kept on hair trigger alert despite the risk of accidents and misjudgments, and a history of technical flaws in the warning systems. However, he said he will study recommendations for de-alerting.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 6, 2016
When asked if Hillary Clinton opposes the $1 trillion nuclear weapons plan on a new generation of nuclear weapons systems that will enrich military contractors and set off a new global arms race, she said "Yeah I’ve heard about that. I’m going to look into that.That doesn’t make sense to me."
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By: Judy Elliott on January 4, 2016
In response to a question about the trillion dollar plan for a new generation of nuclear weapons systems, Senator Rand Paul expressed support for multi-lateral negotiations leading to arms reductions. Although he supports some degree of "modernization," he said we already have "more than we need to blow up the world many times over."
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By: John on December 21, 2015
I asked Christie about the present corporate control of our nuclear weapons labs and whether profit should govern our nuclear weapons and overall defense policy. He said no, but added that corporations are entitled to a reasonable profit provided they make reliable weapons for national defense
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By: Judy on December 21, 2015
When Jeb Bush emphasized the need for lobbying reform in his stump speech, Judy asked if a 6-year ban on lobbying would also apply to ex-military officials. "That’s a good question," he said, and added that the military procurement system is "lobbied up beyond belief." In response to another question, Bush advocated maintaining the nuclear weapons "triad" and building a new generation of nuclear submarines.
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By: Judy on December 20, 2015
In response to a question about reducing the risk of nuclear war that comes from having missiles on hair trigger alert, Martin O'Malley said he would look into de-alerting proposals. He still seems to believe that nuclear "modernization" is a cost-saving measure.
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By: Kathleen McQuillen on December 18, 2015
Sen. Marco Rubio was asked about supporting one trillion dollar investment on new nuclear weapons. He said "We have to have them. No country in the world faces the threats America faces...the bottom line is that deterrence is a friend of peace."
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By: Curtis Smith on December 11, 2015
At a campaign event today I asked Rand Paul about de-alerting nuclear weapons. He responded sympathetically, saying that we must be open to negotiating with people we may not like.
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