January 12, 2018
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.
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.