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Almost one year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed, the agreement between Iran, the United States, and five other international partners is still regularly under attack. One particularly creative example can be seen in the recent RealClearDefense op-ed entitled, “Time to Seize the High Ground on Nuclear Weapons” by Jonathan Ruhe, which used President Obama’s supposed “unprecedented steps toward nuclear disarmament” to urge a nuclear policy change toward Iran. Unfortunately, much of the logic relies upon incorrect figures about the rate of warhead reductions since 2009 and asserts a false claim that the Obama Administration has retired all nuclear cruise missiles. Most importantly, the recommended nuclear policy change would result in unintended and dangerous consequences for the United States and its allies.