Trump tweets backhanded warning to North Korea, mentions upgraded U.S. nuclear arsenal

“I would like to de-nuke the world”.

Trump issued a presidential memorandum on January 27 that, among other things, directed the secretary of defense to initiate a Nuclear Posture Review “to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies”.

Hence, Trump called on “Russia, and the United States, and China, and Pakistan and many other countries that have nuclear weapons get rid of them”. “Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!'”

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States”.

The South Korean government may be looking to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, a possible response to North Korea’s development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

Regarding the August 9 editorial “An alarming North Korea report and an explosive exchange“, the United States should abstain from engaging with North Korea in the kind of toxic “shock and awe” rhetoric recently hurtled at each other.

Trump added that Iran is not complying with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal that halted the Iranian nuclear program. “I don’t they’re living up to the spirit of the agreement”.

It isn’t only offense that Trump wishes to expand.

Trump added that the USA would be putting more money into its $40 billion ballistic missile defense system. “We are going to be increasing the anti-missiles by a substantial amount of billions of dollars”.

“He said just a few moments ago about how this reminds him of the march toward war in World War I“, Sciutto said. The Defense Department and Energy Department spent billions of dollars on refurbishing the arsenal and bringing aging nuclear weapons up to modern capabilities as well as guidance systems and related technologies. “But I will never, ever rule it out”.