Fact Check: Schumer, Kyl, Clinton and Gates

ByABC News
April 9, 2010, 12:16 PM

April 11, 2010 --

On 'This Week', Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the policy objectives of the two administrations are not that different.

"The reliable replacement warhead program that existed in the past was really a means to an end," said Gates, who served in the same job for President Bush. "It was a means to modernizing the nuclear stockpile ... making it more reliable, safer, and more secure. The policy of the Bush administration was also not to add new nuclear capabilities. This was about how do you make the stockpile safer and more reliable."

Focusing on Gates' claim that, "The policy of the Bush administration was also not to add new nuclear capabilities." Click to read why Politifact rated his claim Half True.

On 'This Week', Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the policy objectives of the two administrations are not that different.

\"The reliable replacement warhead program that existed in the past was really a means to an end,\" said Gates, who served in the same job for President Bush. \"It was a means to modernizing the nuclear stockpile ... making it more reliable, safer, and more secure. The policy of the Bush administration was also not to add new nuclear capabilities. This was about how do you make the stockpile safer and more reliable.\"

Focusing on Gates' claim that, \"The policy of the Bush administration was also not to add new nuclear capabilities.\" Click to read why Politifact rated his claim Half True.

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