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Obama Plans to Make Nuclear Policy Changes During Final Months in Office

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President Barack Obama is determined to use its final six months in office to take a series of executive actions to advance the nuclear agenda. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

President Barack Obama is determined to use its final six months in office to take a series of executive actions to advance the nuclear agenda. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

The Obama administration is determined to use its final six 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.

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. But progress waned in the past year as more pressing crises commanded the White House’s attention. Now, the president is considering using the freedom afforded a departing administration to cross off several remaining items on his nuclear wish list.

Read full story at The Washington Post.

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