National Defense

Report: The Trump Regime Will Call for Building More Nukes

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It was Trump's desire to build more nuclear weapons that led at least two senior members of his cabinet to call him an "idiot" or "fucking idiot," including National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson respectively.

The White House has vaguely denied various reports that Trump wants to build more nuclear weapons or that it prompted anyone to say he's an idiot, but the Huffington Post has obtained a draft copy of the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and it calls for building more nuclear weapons.

More specifically, the draft of the NPR calls for building low-yield nuclear weapons that are more practical for use.

The final version of the NPR is scheduled to be released in February. [...] A Defense Department spokesperson declined to comment on the draft, saying that the agency “will not discuss pre-decisional drafts of the document.”

In October, NBC reported that President Trump had told a gathering of high-ranking national security leaders that “he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.” While the report doesn’t nearly go that far, it does call for the development of new, so-called low-yield nuclear weapons — warheads with a lower explosive force.

Nuclear Lite sounds like a less-filling beer, but it still has alcohol in it.

That is to say, deploying a nuclear weapon would be devastating even if it were a small nuclear weapon.

The good news is there's virtually no chance Congress will ever fund this. I mean, even if Congress wanted to, there's money left for it, remember? The GOP just signed away the next decade in their tax cuts. Developing and deploying new nuclear weapons could cost hundreds of billions to trillions.

Don't we need that money for Trump's fake infrastructure plan?

  • muselet

    Sounds familiar, somehow:

    MATTHEWS: OK. The trouble is, when you said that, the whole world heard it. David Cameron in Britain heard it. The Japanese, where we bombed them in 45, heard it. They`re hearing a guy running for president of the United States talking of maybe using nuclear weapons. Nobody wants to hear that about an American president.

    TRUMP: Then why are we making them? Why do we make them?

    [MSNBC, March 30, 2016]


    DICKERSON: They talk about the presidency and who has the finger on the button. The United States has not used nuclear weapons since 1945. When should it?

    TRUMP: Well, it is an absolute last stance. And, you know, I use the word unpredictable. You want to be unpredictable.

    And somebody recently said — I made a great business deal. And the person on the other side was interviewed by a newspaper. And how did Trump do this? And they said, he`s so unpredictable. And I didn`t know if he meant it positively or negative. It turned out he meant it positively.

    [CBS, 1/3/16]

    Those two … well responses will have to do, since they aren’t really answers … are proof positive that of all the 7.6 billion people on the planet, Donald Trump is one of the top fifty people who should absolutely not have access to nuclear weapons, regardless of yield.


  • Badgerite

    Jesus. Does it ever occur to those idiots that liberals are right? That this guy is a dangerous lunatic who is putting the country at risk on so many levels it is ridiculous.

    • Victor the Crab


  • We are adrift in a lifeboat and have elected as captain the guy who doesn’t understand what an ocean (or water) is and who wants to cut holes in the bottom of the boat. Tonight, he’ll propose building a fire to cook the life jackets for dinner. And the Republicans in the boat are okay with this because tax cuts.

  • ninjaf

    Good god, this man is a fucking lunatic.

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