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highplainsdem

(50,161 posts)
Thu Feb 23, 2017, 04:35 PM Feb 2017

Trump wants to expand U.S. nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack': Reuters interview [View all]

Source: Reuters

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.

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On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to exert more influence to rein in Pyongyang's increasingly bellicose actions.

Speaking from behind his desk in the Oval Office, Trump also declared himself "very angry" at North Korea's ballistic missile tests and said accelerating a missile defense system for U.S. allies Japan and South Korea was among many options available.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-idUSKBN1622IF?il=0

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Does this idiot have any idea how many bombs and missile we already have?? pangaia Feb 2017 #1
Don't quote me, but it seems at one time the US had a kill rate of 50:1, enought nuclear RKP5637 Feb 2017 #7
His point is china and Russia have more. yeoman6987 Feb 2017 #18
Looks like Russia, yes.. but not by much... :)) pangaia Feb 2017 #21
There you go again yeoman6987, jumping in to defend Trump. Kingofalldems Feb 2017 #36
What was his point in contacting the FBI? Kingofalldems Feb 2017 #37
Nobody would survive use of a tenth of what we have. yardwork Feb 2017 #41
Oh, well, there we have it! True Dough Feb 2017 #2
I really would rather not read an article talking about nuclear weapons and Trump being mad Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #9
I can understand True Dough Feb 2017 #13
I see what you did there! VMA131Marine Feb 2017 #26
He wouldn't do it for two reasons jmowreader Feb 2017 #40
This is what happens when you elect someone with tiny hands. mn9driver Feb 2017 #3
LOL-- seriously. Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #10
Demented moron talking out of his ass, as usual dalton99a Feb 2017 #4
He knows more than the generals. NT mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2017 #5
what's the worst that could happen HAB911 Feb 2017 #6
what does he want to do? Does he even know? Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #8
he wants this Angry Dragon Feb 2017 #25
gee, I feel so much better now... Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #31
This is how the resident of the UNited States spoke about China influencing N Korea.. BadGimp Feb 2017 #11
Why? How many times over do we need to be able to destroy the planet? Isn't once enough? NurseJackie Feb 2017 #12
Exactly nt avebury Feb 2017 #27
When he's through... yallerdawg Feb 2017 #14
The man is insane. Botany Feb 2017 #15
Actually, we have 18, not 32. but 18 gets the job done. Ray Bruns Feb 2017 #23
I read that we have 18 Ohio class subs and 14 trident class subs ..... Botany Feb 2017 #32
What we need to do is to dismantle the majority of the weapons we have, take any weapons grade... NNadir Feb 2017 #16
Let me guess - Fox News told him what to think on this issue? Initech Feb 2017 #17
Hair Furor! lark Feb 2017 #19
yep... draining the swamp, or something... Blue_Tires Feb 2017 #20
I swear, the Republican view of the world is frozen in the late 70s... JHB Feb 2017 #22
We have plenty of warheads, the only thing needing replaced are the old Minutman III icbms. Ray Bruns Feb 2017 #24
This man breathes, injects, spouts bullshit 24/7 JHan Feb 2017 #28
This is all about pay back to the Wellstone ruled Feb 2017 #29
And does he actually think that he and his grifter family avebury Feb 2017 #30
He didn't even know what the START Treaty until last week. This monster needs to be stoped. RAFisher Feb 2017 #33
More and bigger is always better, right? moondust Feb 2017 #34
Stupid ignorant imbecile wants to ignite a nuclear arms race. Reagan spins in his grave. Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2017 #35
Hey, if you're going to blow up the world, you want to do a GREAT job. neeksgeek Feb 2017 #38
Nothing more Flatpicker Feb 2017 #39
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