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Trump's Overhaul Of Nuclear Weapons Policy May Increase Chances Of Nuclear War

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President Donald Trump's ongoing nuclear posturing had begun to indicate that the United States may create new nuclear weapons for the first time in decades, a move which also increases the chances for a nuclear war. A senior scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy told Air Force Magazine in September that the US's last nuclear posture review, carried out under former President Barack Obama in 2010, was "explicit about its objective" to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Steven Andreasen, a former State Department official told Politico, "If the world's greatest conventional and nuclear military power decides it cannot defend itself without new nuclear weapons, we will undermine our ability to prevent other nations from developing or enhancing their own nuclear capabilities and we will further deepen the divisions between the US and other responsible countries."

Added on the 06/10/2017 12:09:57 - Copyright : Wochit

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