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Happening now President Obama giving a major foreign policy speech in Berlin saying.
He wants to reduce deployed nuclear weapons by up to a third listen.
Think negotiated -- would.
-- Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear posture when we can forge a new international framework for peaceful nuclear power.
Weapon as a nation.
That North Korea Iran -- -- -- America will host -- summit.
In 2016 to continue our efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world and we will work to build support in the United States to ratify the comprehensive.
Nuclear test ban treaty and call on all nations to begin negotiations on a treaty that -- the production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons.
Well his remarks coming after a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin this week -- you can see the -- body language between them.
The two leaders -- all -- over the civil war in Syria among other issues.
As you might know Russia is a key ally of Syrian president Bashar -- Based on that fact goals President Obama wants to accomplish may be easier said than done let's talk about general Jack.
-- -- a retired four star general and former vice chief of staff of the army is also a Fox News military analyst.
In that speech general -- talking about the idea of reducing the US nuclear arsenal by a third.
Oh what are our military leaders thinking about all of that.
-- quite frankly.
Reducing our capacity like that in in the face of nuclear proliferation.
And rogue states acquire -- nuclear weapons is absolutely in my judgment.
You know the wrong message and children military leaders I believe feel much the same way.
Not well known that is the state of our nuclear arsenal.
Quite frankly it it needs it needs some repair and that says it needs to be modernize.
The Russians have so they've modernized -- and the Chinese have -- -- much the same.
And ours is is in very bad shape and not in that sense it doesn't mean we don't have capability.
It means we have a deteriorating capability well on that idea of the presidents to stop production of fissile material for nuclear weapons have a great idea but maybe start with the uranium sunk.
Well that's that's at the heart of the problem here I mean we're we're out here.
Throwing out unilateral policy objectives of our own.
Thinking that somehow that it's going to persuade others in the world to change there.
National interest and their policy objectives -- -- that has been an abysmal failure we've seen it from the very beginning with the diplomatic efforts.
That we conducted with -- Ronnie and so despite all those diplomatic efforts despite all the sanctions that have been imposed the Iranians march forward towards a nuclear weapon.
And it we've seen it also over Syria as you mentioned in the intro John the fact of the matter is the Russians -- employer -- on Syria.
Then not given up a -- did not given up their base in the Mediterranean the only one that they have and they they do and everything they -- and the support that regime -- all these initiatives with the UN and other discussions have been more smoke.
And mirrors and anything else that we've been buying into -- Yeah I -- and the big achievement the president is talking about between himself and Vladimir Putin is a hot line now to discuss or maybe avoid cyber warfare.
It's quite a change from the Cold War days or so -- -- Yeah I absolutely out.
Look at it there's no new Cold War here certainly -- rusher is not a superpower they have significant.
Economic social and and health issues that declining.
Population quite rapidly.
An alarmingly frankly.
And and not the military power than they used to be.
Who wouldn't have all that said is very frustrated by all the Cold War rhetoric he's listened to now for almost forty years.
But he wants a return Russia to prestige.
So we're gonna have conflicts from time to time with.
Two men with with the Russians but and -- not on the scale that we used.
General -- team that's good to have you on thank you.
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