The fake news media is in overdrive, trying to dissuade people from believing the United States’ nuclear capabilities have improved under Trump.
This morning, rather incredulously, Trump tweeted out that since he took office, our abilities have improved, measurably.
My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
When the truth of the matter is, according to experts, literally nothing has changed.
Prepare for a beatdown — Trumpsters.
“Nothing has changed in the seven months since he took office. The U.S. nuclear arsenal is no more or no less powerful.”
-Kingston Reif, director of disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association
Here’s another lashing for you Trump-bots.
“Any decision that the president were to make now, or that he took in January, would take years to implement,” Jon Wolfsthal, former National Security Council senior director for nonproliferation and arms control under Obama, told The Washington Post. “I’m very skeptical of the idea that Trump believes that he has modernized or adjusted our arsenal because there have been no visible changes to it.”
Aaron Mehta, senior Pentagon correspondent for Defense News tweeted, ” … no, the president has not done a single thing to the nuclear stockpile that wasn’t already underway.”
And here is the final nail in your coffin. These plans were underway, long before Trump. In fact, they were happening under Obama.
The modernization effort includes updating, rebuilding and developing intercontinental ballistic missiles, bombers and submarines that make up the U.S. strategic delivery system and would facilitate a nuclear strike.
Despite the Obama administration committing to renewing this so-called nuclear triad, these programs will not reach completion for a decade or more, according to Reif at the Arms Control Association.
“These are all in their infancy. These are acquisition programs that are going to take 10, 15, even 20 years to complete. The majority of them aren’t going to enter service until the mid-2020s,” he said.
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