ND congressional delegation opposes nuke cuts
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation say they oppose nuclear weapon reductions proposed by President Barack Obama.
Obama said during a speech in Berlin on Wednesday that he wants U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles reduced by one-third.
Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer all have issued statements denouncing Obama's call for fewer nuclear weapons. They say the U.S. needs a strong nuclear deterrent, especially when countries such as North Korea and Iran are working on nuclear arsenals.
Many of the United States' nuclear missiles are in underground silos in North Dakota maintained by airmen at Minot Air Force Base.