Trump wants more taxpayers’ money for nuclear weapons


This 5 June 2016 CNN video from the USA is called In an interview with Jake Tapper, Donald Trump defends his comments about allowing Japan to have nuclear weapons.

Another video from the USA used to say about itself:

29 March 2016

At CNN’s Town Hall, 3/29, Donald TRUMP advocates nuclear weapons for Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia & others — but then totally contradicts himself and says he doesn’t want nuclear proliferation? YIKES!!!

From Reuters news agency today:

Trump tweets about nuclear weapons, raising questions and fears

By Melissa Fares and Timothy Gardner | PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON

President-elect Donald Trump called for an expansion of the United States’ nuclear capabilities on Thursday, in a tweet that alarmed nonproliferation experts who said that a boost to the U.S. arsenal could fuel global tensions.

In his Twitter post, Trump said, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” but gave no further details. …

Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, also has “emphasized the need to improve and modernize our deterrent capability as a vital way to pursue peace through strength,” spokesman Jason Miller said. …

Experts wondered whether Trump’s brief tweet meant he wanted to breach limits imposed on U.S. strategic weapons and delivery systems by the 2011 New START treaty with Russia – or planned to expand the non-deployed stockpile.

“It is completely irresponsible for the president-elect or the president to make changes to U.S. nuclear policy in 140 characters and without understanding the implications of statements like ‘expand the capacity,’” said Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, a leading proponent of arms control based in Washington.

“He must have leaders around the world trying to guess what he means,” Kimball said in an interview. “This is bush league.”

Or: Bush league?

If Trump and Putin both want to expand nuclear weapons, that would effectively end arms control efforts underway since the Nixon administration, said Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that works to prevent the spread and use of nuclear weapons.

“This is how arms races begin – with a battle of words,” Cirincione said, urging Trump, a real estate mogul, to “make the biggest deal of his life” and negotiate cuts to the nuclear arsenal with Russia.

“Neither side needs to be spending hundreds of billions of dollars on nuclear weapons we don’t need,” Cirincione said. …

Trump’s “farcical” tweet failed to communicate a “rational deterrence policy” and risks fueling arms race dynamics with Russia and China, said Miles Pomper, Senior Fellow at the Washington-based Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

The United States needs to do more to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands, rather than creating more materials, Pomper told Reuters.

“Expanding our nuclear arsenal will do nothing to prevent nuclear proliferation or prevent nuclear terrorism. We have more than enough nuclear weapons as it is,” Pomper said.

In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the government was paying attention to the nuclear policy of the incoming U.S. administration, adding that China upheld the abolition of nuclear weapons.

“Countries which have the largest nuclear weapons stockpiles have a special and top priority to, at the end of the day, create conditions for the complete abolition of nuclear armaments and ought to keep taking the lead in making large, substantive cuts to nuclear weapons,” Hua told a daily briefing.

Trump, who was elected on Nov. 8, campaigned on a platform of building up the U.S. military but also pledged to cut taxes and control federal spending. …

Maintaining and modernizing the [US nuclear] arsenal is expected to cost about $1 trillion over 30 years, according to independent estimates.

Trump‘s tweet came the day after meeting with a dozen Pentagon officials involved with defense acquisition programs.

A tweet sent Thursday by President-elect Donald Trump advocating the expansion of the US nuclear weapons arsenal has become the top news story around the world: here.

9 terrifying things Donald Trump has publicly said about nuclear weapons: here.

In appointing billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to a high-profile advisory role—in charge of slashing government regulations on Wall Street, the oil monopolies and other giant corporations—Donald Trump has once again underscored the radically right-wing character of his administration’s domestic economic and social policy: here.

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