Trump admin announces new policy to modernise nuclear arsenal
The Trump administration has announced a new policy to modernise its nuclear arsenal by developing canada goose outlet online new smaller atomic bombs and enhancing its deterrence capabilities.
The strategy, President Donald Trump said, is tailored and flexible to address the wide array of threats in the 21st century.
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“It will raise the nuclear threshold and help ensure that potential adversaries perceive no possible advantage in limited nuclear escalation, making nuclear employment less likely,” the report said.
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“We want to see a world that is free of nuclear weapons, but our nuclear policy needs to be rooted in the reality of the world we live in, where aggressive regimes like North Korea threaten us and our allies with their pursuit of illegal nuclear and ballistic weapons,” said Haley.
“While we have continued to reduce the size of our nuclear arsenal, countries like Russia and China have moved in the opposite direction. The NPR appropriately addresses the nature of these threats and ensures that the safety and security of the American people remain our top priority,” she said.
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“North Korea continues its illicit nuclear weapons programme and missile capabilities. Iran retains the technological capability to develop a nuclear weapon within one year of deciding to do so,” Shannon said.
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