The Obama Administration is getting pushback from officials in the Pentagon and other US agencies over concern that the White House's plans to reduce US nuclear weapons levels may be too ambitious and place the nation in danger, reported the Los Angeles Times, Jan, 4, 2010. Here, a B-52 bomber from Barksdale AFB, La., takes off from Minot AFB, N.D., during Exercise Prairie Vigilance, a nuclear operational readiness drill, April 29, 2009. The nuclear-capable bomber force faces potential cuts under any new arms control agreement with Russia and the outcome of the US nuclear posture review.
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