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Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are rebuffing attempts by Republicans to authorize funding for so-called low-yield nuclear weapons that the Trump administration says are key to deterring Russia.
Republicans put forward two amendments Wednesday to fund the weapons in a defense bill, but both were rejected.
Democratic Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith of Washington has eliminated funding in the legislation for a low-yield nuclear weapon that is placed on submarines. He says the weapons increase the likelihood of nuclear conflict.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming accused Smith of...
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