Skip to comments.Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal
Posted on 10/22/2018 2:17:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
US President Donald Trump has warned that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to put pressure on Russia and China.
Speaking to reporters, he repeated his contention that Russia had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which he has threatened to abandon.
Russia denies this.
The Cold War-era treaty banned medium-range missiles, reducing the perceived Soviet threat to European nations.
Mr Trump said the US would build up its arsenal "until people come to their senses".
He went on: "It's a threat to whoever you want to include China and it includes Russia and it includes anybody else that wants to play that game... [Russia has] not adhered to the spirit of that agreement or to the agreement itself."
Meanwhile, US National Security Adviser John Bolton has been holding talks in Moscow after Russia condemned the US plan to quit the deal.
Mr Bolton was told that the US withdrawal would be a "serious blow" to the non-proliferation regime....
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It’s just trick to make people forget about Russian Collusion! /s
Hah! Sure, the Russians have been keeping their missile development programs on hold since the 80s because of this treaty. Uh huh, sure.
Let’s use the ones we have before we build more.
I work with guys who maintain our nuclear stockpile.
We need new ones. Trust me.
“Its just trick to make people forget about Russian Collusion! “ CNN said, as he declared Russia an outlaw nation and announced that the bombing will begin in five minutes.
This is just too rich! The MSM’s reaction might even be worth enduring nuclear Armageddon to see.
“I work with guys who maintain our nuclear stockpile.”
I spent several years underground supporting our Minuteman 3 arsenal. That was in the early 80’s. They looked obsolete back then.
Sure, we have seen the testing of those missiles the Russians are keeping on hold for 35 years ...
Just like the anti-ICBM treaty wherein we gave up numerous operational missiles and had no defense against incoming Russian missiles, while the Russians grandfathered their anti-ICBM missiles into the treaty (each missile had a 5 kt nuclear warhead), and were stationed around Moscow and other vital cities.
“They looked obsolete back then.”
H-bombs are 1960’s technology.
They still will work well.
Forget Russia. They have no money to do anything but minor modifications.
It’s all about China.
The Russians are trying and test firing a nuclear powered cruise missile with range that violates everything in the treaty. Lets get real.
The Russian ABM sites around Moscow look very well maintained even now.
Yeah believe it - but I haven’t seen them myself - they did at least one major upgrade I know about and are tied into their S-400-500 systems. We have nothing comparable.
The original radars do seem to be a bit ancient, so using their excellent S series radars seems like a good call for them.
Make that 5 missile sites.
I know. Our hands are tied while theirs are not, and thanks to Bill Clinton they are about to leapfrog us in missile tech if they haven’t already. Trump’s setting that right. It’s good to have a President who can’t be bought and cares about the USA more than he cares about his polls or anything else.
We need the houae and senate. If any President can do it, Donald Teump!
You know who I mean! Go Trump!
If we wait another 10 years at least half our weapons will be duds. I think I'm right on these numbers. A few years ago I remember it being 10 years before they expect large numbers of weapons simply will not work.
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