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-- -- And as we watch the rest of the world.
There are new reports the White House is considering deep cuts to America's own nuclear arsenal.
-- this proposal could reduce the number of deployed US nukes by 80%.
From 5000 down to as little as 300 and that is roughly equal to what China -- right now Russia has the most active -- Steve Centanni is live in Washington -- Steve how likely is this proposal to happen.
Well Greg you're looking at options right now nothing has been decided but George -- little the Pentagon Press Secretary did say that.
The details are classified but the president is developing several alternative approaches to deterrence and stability and stock levels of nuclear weapons and so they have proposed three different options option Rangers and the lowest one would be as low as.
300 nuclear weapons in the US arsenal that's below what China has -- far fewer than Russia is so there are these three levels being proposed.
A different force sizes and different ways to.
To deal with those alternatives.
George a little also saying that -- senior US official that is a different officials saying the report.
About the present considering deep cuts are accurate no decision -- has been made.
The story and the idea of cutting 80% of the nuclear arsenal unilaterally is being floated right now they say.
To test the outer limits of what is possible nothing has been submitted to the president as yet it's a part of a larger nuclear posture review Greg excuse.
-- -- live in Washington Steve.
Well in -- nuclear stockpile has already been significantly cut since the Cold War the -- declassified information from 2010.
The US holds more than 5000.
Warheads that's an 84% reduction from the -- that we had back in 1967.
When the US held more than 31000.
Nukes the current stockpile is also 75%.
Then when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
That -- the US in second place behind Russia which has about 6000.
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