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Obama, Pentagon pull in different directions on no nuke goal

President Barack Obama has set a goal of a "world without nuclear weapons" but the Pentagon is leaning in a seemingly contradictory direction: a modernised nuclear arsenal.

The new administration has signalled its intent to swiftly engage Russia in negotiations on deeper cuts in their respective arsenals, with the ultimate aim of reducing them to zero.

But US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has been leading another kind of charge, arguing in the final months of the previous administration that deeper cuts must be underpinned by production of a new warhead to replace an ageing nuclear stockpile.

"To be blunt, there is absolutely no way we can maintain a credible deterrent and reduce the number of weapons in our stockpile without either resorting to testing our stockpile or pursuing a modernisation programme," he said in an October 28 speech.

Gates' speech at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, says Jan Kristensen, an analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, was "an attempt to set a bottom line."

In Kristensen's view, the secretary's message was:

"You can cut the numbers, but below that we need to have a strong capability, not only to maintain what we have, but also to build up if we need to."

Kristensen added: "That is the big clash."

Gates is not alone in his thinking.

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With the ovation of Mr Obama as the US President, the globe has started seeing the new hopes of life to live on and humane aspirations have gone up in manifolds that we had have seen in the many daily news of CNN and local papers.

Every nation has their legitimate right to save their country and people from war and calamity and they should do in the best possible way by reducing human casualties.

Reduction of nuclear weapons to some extend would create the world a place for save inhabitant and from complete annihilation.

We all are human being though we are having different caste. creed , region but we are creation of the almighty to live on the earth with dignity and safely and the developed countries have the responsibility to ensure safe keeping of the innocent people or nation , not directly involved in war, specially poor nation, developing countries , innocent people .

I think Mr. President has come as blessing to many of us, who persuaded for peace, prosperity and tranquility.

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