Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama’s speech in Berlin:
“President Obama today announced his intention to realign the U.S. nuclear posture to meet 21st century threats, with which I strongly agree. I support the president’s call to renew negotiations with Russia to reduce deployed strategic nuclear weapons by one-third, from 1,550 to around 1,000.
“It is my strong belief that the world will be better off without an unnecessarily high number of these powerful weapons. The Cold War is long gone and the United States and Russia must do more to adjust their deterrents to practicable standards.”