While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

By ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press
This article was published March 20, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump's argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower.

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