The New Sheriff

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 23, 2010

Question(s)

To what news item does this cartoon refer?

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Answer(s)

The cartoon referrs to President Obama’s recent announcement that he will not use nuclear weapons to retaliate, should the U.S. be attacked by a NATO country that does not have nuclear weapons.

[For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.]

Read a recent USA Today article on this topic:  “Obama’s critics zero in on no-nukes policy