It appears that Obama is determined to use his final months in office to take a series of executive actions to advance the nuclear agenda the president has advocated since his college days. It’s part of Obama’s late push to polish a foreign policy legacy that is plagued by challenges on several other fronts. Republicans warn that unilateral executive actions would break promises to Congress.
President Obama announced his drive to reduce the role of nuclear weapons and eventually rid the world of them in his first major foreign policy speech, in Prague in 2009. In his first years, he achieved some successes, such as the New START treaty with Russia, the Nuclear Security Summits and the controversial Iran deal. It’s crazy to imagine any Nation’s leader making major reductions to it’s defenses in the midst of ongoing threats from it’s many enemies. FULL REPORT