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13 August 2017, 06:37 | Devin Moran
Video: Trump on US Nuclear Arsenal
"North Korea poses a serious threat to the USA and all options should be on the table to protect the American people", Nelson said.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday followed up his warning to North Korea against threatening the United States with a statement on the strength of the American nuclear arsenal, and an expression of hope that it would not need to be used. Trump is, "deadly serious [and] very curious", adding that the president is willing to take action if necessary. And while he hoped that "we will never have to use this power", the world can be certain that the USA "is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before".
"The Pentagon determined in 2013 that we have a third more nuclear weapons than are necessary for deterrence", he said, which is why the U.S. is in the middle of a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) - a process "to determine what the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. security strategy should be", according to the Defense Department.
Ironically, much of the modernization was set in motion under President Barack Obama, who was a lifelong opponent of nuclear weapons, negotiated New START and became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first nuclear attack by the United States in World War II. The first is to "prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons", a strategic imperative.
"Any decision that the president were to take now, or that he took in January, would take years to implement", Jon Wolfsthal, a former Obama administration official at the National Security Council, told The Post's Philip Rucker and John Wagner. In return, North Korea threatened to strike a U.S. base on Guam, its most specific threat so far.
President Trump says that North Korea "better get it's act together" and that maybe his response to country's threats were not "tough enough". I think she is espousing an attitude that got us in this mess, the attitude of capitulation. Though he insisted there was no imminent threat, he noted that even if there were, "the North Korean missile capability can point in many directions, so Guam is not the only place that would be under threat".
Given Trump's comments about the Asian-Pacific countries, Klingner said there is "concern among our allies about uncertainty".
"His rhetoric yesterday, I think, is a change that is probably necessary".
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for clarification on Trump'stweet.
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