When Hollywood celebrities “Demand Zero,” President Obama applauds. Thursday in Berlin, he announced his intent to march further along “The Road to Zero”—toward a world without nuclear weapons.
Movie stars aren’t expected to understand the intricacies of nuclear weapons policy, but the commander-in-chief should know better than to follow this path.
For decades, nuclear weapons have played a critical role in U.S. security, deterring potential aggressors from attacking our homeland and troops deployed abroad. Our allies have relied on has U.S. nuclear umbrella, as well. It’s been so effective—and so reliable—most of our allies have foregone developing nuclear weapons of their own.
While “Demand Zero” may sound great on red carpets in Hollywood and Manhattan, it sure doesn’t ring true in Tokyo and Seoul. People living there know they face a real threat: nuclear-armed North Korea.
Pyongyang has repeatedly threatened to turn South Korea – and the United States – to “a sea of fire.” Kim Jong Eun already has ballistic missiles that can reach Japan and U.S. troops deployed throughout the region. The need for deterrence remains.
But President Obama has been hitting the Road to Zero for years. Continue reading via Fox News...