The Democratic Party's formal 2012 platform, unveiled at its convention in Charlotte, N.C., last night, calls for reductions in the U.S. nuclear stockpile but does not reveal the specific number of nukes to be destroyed.
However, a recently released book suggests the specific blueprint for a second Obama term includes plans to reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal to no more than 292 deployed nuclear weapons.
The just-released 2012 Democratic Party platform contains a section entitled, "Reducing Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles."
The document boasts, "President Obama has taken important steps to decrease America's nuclear arsenal and is committed to further responsible reductions."
Continues the paper: "Moving forward, the president will work with Russia to achieve additional reductions in stockpiles and nuclear delivery vehicles, including tactical and non-deployed nuclear weapons. We will also work to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and seek a new Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty that prohibits the production of fissile materials intended for use in nuclear weapons."