Smith eyes plan to trade boosts in conventional capability for nuke cuts 

By Tony Bertuca  
November 14, 2018 at 11:39 AM
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), expected to become the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said today he is considering negotiations with GOP defense hawks that could increase defense spending on conventional capabilities in exchange for cuts to the U.S. nuclear arsenal. “From a dollar standpoint, you cannot have both,” he said today at a Ploughshares Fund conference in Washington. “That is the argument that gives us the best chance.” Smith said Republicans in the Senate, where the GOP...

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