nsucurrent.com
nsucurrent.com December 14, 2017


Trump, long obsessed with nuclear weapons, wants 28000 more

14 October 2017, 12:34 | Colleen Roy

Tillerson 'Moron' Comment Followed Trump's Call for Massive Nuclear Buildup: Report

Trump, long obsessed with nuclear weapons, wants 28000 more

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis responded Wednesday to an NBC report that President Trump wanted to increase the USA nuclear arsenal tenfold.

"Right now we have so many nuclear weapons".

Just hours after one of America's biggest news networks reported Donald Trump wanted a tenfold increase in USA nuclear weapons, he threatened to strip them of their broadcasting licence.

"Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve", NBC reported. They briefly explained to Trump the legal and practical hurdles to a nuclear buildup, according to NBC News.

"General Mattis put out a statement, or is putting out a statement, saying that was fake news, that it was just mentioned that way", he said.

The July 20 meeting came a day after another one that left national security officials stunned. At various points, Trump wondered aloud why nukes would be made if they were never to be used, wouldn't rule out nuking Europe, said that his strategy with regards to nuclear weapons is "to be unpredictable".




"The July 20 meeting was described as a lengthy and sometimes tense review of worldwide USA forces and operations", NBC reported.

The NBC report stated that some of Trump's key advisers were also in the room during the Pentagon meeting, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our USA nuclear arsenal", Trump tweeted before he threatened NBC's right to broadcast. During his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last month, Trump made no distinction between the King Jong-un regime and the North Korea people and said his administration is willing to "totally destroy North Korea".

Speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit Wednesday morning, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said she does not treat the press as an enemy and does not use the term "fake news".

The Federal Communications Commission oversees the renewal of licenses for broadcasters.

"The insanity and folly of this of course can not be overstated", the director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy at the Arms Control Association, Kingston Reif, tweeted in response to the NBC report.



Other News

Trending Now

OPEC Urges US Shale to Take Responsibility on Output Cuts
News of the outage sent US gasoline margins RBc1-CLc1 up as much as 4.4 percent to a session high of $16.62 a barrel. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading down 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $56.47 per barrel by 12:32 p.m.

Watch the Epic New Trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Even Kylo Ren makes an appearance in this trailer to keep us curious about what the dark side might be up to this time around. First: No, we're not over the loss of Carrie Fisher , and it is going to be very odd watching this movie without her.

Samsung's Odyssey VR headset with OLED displays looks impressive on paper
The list of Windows 10-powered virtual reality headsets has officially grown, with today's reveal of the Samsung Odyssey headset. According to Microsoft's listing, the Samsung Odyssey headset will begin shipping on the 6th of November, with a $499 price tag.

Automobile : the driver distracted by the high-tech ?
Fatal crashes are on the rise in the US , and distracted driving is a major reason for the increase, the foundation believes. When driving at 25 miles per hour , a driver can travel the length of four football fields during the same amount of time.

GM Commits to All-Electric Future
A lot of countries have been approving laws that will decrease the use of fuel cars for the sake of a better future. Beyond consumer vehicles, GM also introduced the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS.

Jose Mourinho will select Antonio Valencia's games carefully
City have scored 17 goals and kept four clean sheets in their past four Premier League matches. They also have the form of Marouane Fellaini - once booed by United fans - to be thankful for.

Iranian president warns Trump not to isolate United States
Many Democrats believe that is more likely to happen if Congress does not act to make changes to the existing agreement. Even Iranian hardliners who were originally opposed to the deal have joined former opponents who are fighting to remain.

Tensions rise after Trump talks of 'calm before storm'
Trump said on Saturday that he had a good relationship with his secretary of state despite some disagreements. As Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump , stood beside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen.

Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates
You can still access your Assistant by pressing and holding down your home button or by simply saying, " Ok Google ". The voice match feature will also be launched in all seven countries where Google Assistant is live at the moment.

Real Madrid finally win at home thanks to Isco double
It might not be the most comfortable of games, but Madrid might finally pull through. Gareth Bale is not in the Real Madrid squad list.