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Senate Delays Cuts in Nuclear Arsenal

Nation / IN BRIEF: WASHINGTON, D.C.

June 08, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

The Republican-led Senate voted to prohibit President Clinton from making deep, unilateral cuts in the nation's nuclear arsenal but agreed to ease that prohibition for the next president. With Senate Democrats crying foul, the Senate voted, 51 to 47, largely along party lines, to reject an effort to lift the 5-year-old prohibition completely. Instead, the Senate went along with a proposal to allow the president to make such warhead cuts only after a Pentagon review every four years.

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