Report: Trump Admin Planning to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Nuclear Weapons

HeadlineJan 10, 2018
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The Guardian is reporting the Trump administration is planning to loosen the restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons and develop a nuclear warhead for U.S. Trident missiles. This nuclear policy was outlined in a draft seen by a former Obama arms control official. It’s significantly more hawkish than the previous administration’s nuclear policy. This comes as President Trump has repeatedly threatened to deploy nuclear weapons against North Korea, proposed building up the United States’ nuclear arsenal and has reportedly asked, about nuclear weapons, “If we had them, why can’t we use them?”

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