Pres. Trump’s New Nuclear Posture to Boost Flexibility, Efficacy of U.S. Nukes

January 12, 2018
OAN Newsroom

The Trump administration is set to propose a new nuclear strategy, loosening restraints on the potential use of weapons of mass destruction.

President Trump is reportedly seeking to allow a nuclear response to conventional attacks against the U.S., and boost the production of nuclear warheads.

The new Nuclear Posture Review will also encourage the development of smaller and simpler warheads mounted on submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

This comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to mass produce his own nuclear warheads.

Experts say President Trump’s new nuclear strategy will allow for a greater flexibility, and a faster response by the U.S. nuclear triad.

  • Jason Lamson

    This is a return to a true “flexible response” doctrine. It seems we had moved away from that in fact, if not in theory.

  • Rexlion

    The world is changing, and war-making tech is changing along with it. We have to keep up, maintain our edge. The President, with advice from his generals and admirals, is in position to know what we need. Go, President Trump! National defense is one of the federal government’s top duties. (National health insurance coverage and international welfare are NOT duties assigned to the fed in our Constitution.)

  • brad m

    The US has nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles on submarines already. This article is a little bit misleading??

    • Re

      I think he said they were smaller. Sized for rockef man…may be a tunnel digger.

      • brad m

        We have nuclear tipped tomahawk cruise missiles as well.

  • Paul

    Good for him. Thank you Mr. President.

  • rily

    If everybody starts lobbing nukes at each other, kiss it all goodbye. The insane left here wants peace at any price, they are willing to bow down to that P.O.S. dicktator, in order to survive, “live” is what they call it. If our minority leftist/socialist/communists here succeed in gaining the rule over us, life won’t be worth living. Kiss it all goodbye!

  • Roscoe

    Loose the dogs of war and shoot the nukes! Using small targeted nukes will save the lives of American service people. Make the threat of Nukes real for tin pot dicktaters that think they are somebody. I know that misspelled dictators. Destroy the armies and not the cities.

    • rily

      The military bases are surrounded by cities. That would be a ridiculously difficult thing to do. It’s ok if you can do that, but 9 times out of 10 it won’t be possible. Not only that, but the citizens in their country work in the factories, which manufacture their equipment, and supplies for the construction of their nuclear arsenal. So, the view that their citizens are innocent, and won’t or don’t contribute to their war effort is naïve, at best.

      • Roscoe

        I am sure that there would be some collateral damage but that always is a part of war.

  • nfcapitalist

    Just googled America’s nuclear arsenal and if it’s true we have been stripped of our ability to swarm our adversaries with fighters carrying single nuclear weapons to targets… the B2 was described as ‘nuclear capable,’ and what has happened since the 1960s when an F100 was nuclear capable?

  • akafett

    This is that time advantage I spoke of in an earlier thread.

  • akafett

    Looks like Li’l Kimmie just crapped himself in that picture.

  • cyberrider1

    Fat Boy: Wait, wtf?

    • Re

      Bang ….the sound of silence