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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Listen up Trump!

State of the stockpile


Trump, on Twitter, sought to project American strength, trumpeting on Wednesday morning the modernization of the U.S. nuclear arsenal that began under the Obama administration. “My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before,” the president tweeted. “Hopefully, we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!”

Despite Trump’s boast, the nuclear arsenal takes decades, not months, to modernize.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never expected to see anything close to that from the US.

Anonymous said...

But it's still probably a hundred thousand times more powerful than the NK arsenal, even if it is actually not nearly as powerful as it used to be. Never mind vastly superior delivery and targeting.

It's probably not helpful to threaten NK with nukes, however. That sort of talk only makes Mr. Un more powerful, and getting those threats is his reward for making empty threats to us. There's nothing we can do that plays into his hands more stupidly than reacting to his threats with threats of our own.

Anonymous said...

But it's still probably a hundred thousand times more powerful than the NK arsenal,

With the for profit model it is hundred or tens time more powerful, well worth the risk to make a few bucks for Bechtel. During the cold war when the things actually mattered UC ran the labs. Now the question is do the labs actually matter, well we may find out. But hey the world is a very different place now so does anything matter...ca ching!!!

Anonymous said...

It's probably not helpful to threaten NK with nukes, however. That sort of talk only makes Mr. Un more powerful, and getting those threats is his reward for making empty threats to us. There's nothing we can do that plays into his hands more stupidly than reacting to his threats with threats of our own.

August 9, 2017 at 8:50 PM

You are undoubtedly correct, but you shouldn't expect such fundamental understanding of human nature, or anything else, from Trump. By the way, it's Mr. Kim, not "Mr. Un."

Anonymous said...

It is important to remember that when the press, and apparently even Trump, speak of the "nuclear arsenal" they are almost always referring to delivery systems, not warheads; i.e., "modernization" of missiles, subs, and aircraft.

Anonymous said...

Trump "renovated" the stockpile in 6-months. He thinks nuclear weapons are high rise buildings or condos on 5th avenue. God help us!

Anonymous said...

Trump is an idiot. But remember that he was elected because no one better was offered by the politic at large.....

anybody else puckered....

Anonymous said...

New NNSA nuclear weapon life extension program (LEP) is now called: Trump Weapon Renovation Program (TWeRP).

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