Source: News Bharati English23 Dec 2016 16:49:54
Washington, December 23: Donald Trump, newly elected President of United States looks very keen to expand the strength of his country by increasing nuclear arms. Like to tell you that Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted and said, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”
Notably, Trump tweet came several hours after Vladimir Putin spoke in a meeting that aimed to strengthen Russia's strategic nuclear forces. Putin also said during the meeting on Thursday that Russia has a stronger military now than any progressor.
Trump’s remark also came after his meet on Wednesday with a group of Pentagon brass including Vice Admiral James Syring, who heads the Missile Defence Agency. Their conversations centered on cutting costs to various military programs, and it was not known if Trump's tweet was triggered by information the incoming president gleaned from the US officials, or by Putin's comments.
Meanwhile, Trump’s tweet has triggered many controversies therefore head of the Arms Control Association in Washington Daryl Kimball said that Trump's post was unclear. It did not state whether he was backing the existing US nuclear modernisation programme or he was talking about the addition of nuclear warheads.
Whereas on the other side Kellyanne Conway said, "What he's saying is he wants us to be ready to defend ourselves and he's not making new policy." "I think all the president-elect is saying is that we have to be able to keep ourselves safe and secure and when others stop building their nuclear weapons, then we'll feel more secure in that regard," she explained.
Interestingly, Trump has over passed the Obama’s policy of elimination of nuclear weapons. On the other side Russian President Putin too has over passed former president’s policy too. Both Trump and Putin agrees to strengthen nuclear capabilities.
Russia and the US are both modernising their existing nuclear arsenals. They are replacing their aging missile systems with modern weapons that are harder to stop and more precise. They are also shifting from smaller types of weapon.