Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, slammed President Barack Obama’s call in Berlin, Germany today for a unilateral reduction to the U.S. nuclear deterrent:


“President Obama has taken to a foreign country to announce another round of unilateral disarmament, only to appease a foreign audience. The President seems only concerned with winning the approval of nations like Russia, who will applaud a weakened United States. Why else would he abandon his missile defense strategy and oppose the creation of an East Coast site?


“Let's also not forget the many promises he has since failed to keep after the Senate ratified the New START Treaty. The President is undertaking these unilateral cuts on his own because he knows it would never earn Congressional approval or the support of the American people he has pledged to defend.”