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Trump, long obsessed with nuclear weapons, wants 28,000 more

Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

thinkprogress.org 1 week ago

 
On Wednesday, NBC reported that during a major national security meeting on July 20, President Trump expressed a desire to dramatically expand America’s nuclear arsenal. Citing “three officials who were in the room,” NBC reports Trump indicated during the meeting that he wants to expand America’s arsenal of nuclear weapons to about 32,000 — a huge increase from the current stockpile of about 4,000. His comments “came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position ...
 
 
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