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Default New nuclear weapon would deter North Korea

Me thinks some one want's to be the second to fire off a little nuke.. Yet see the second article below.


New nuclear weapon would deter North Korea, Defense Secretary Mattis says

Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY Published 2:15 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s new nuclear strategy calls for smaller weapons designed to deter North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.

Mattis told reporters at the White House that the weapon would be used to deter one nation in particular, clearly suggesting North Korea, which has threatened to use its nuclear arsenal against the United States.

Having a smaller nuclear weapon would allow the Pentagon to respond to a limited nuclear strike by North Korea, he said.

“Don’t miscalculate,” Mattis said, in what was essentially warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The new nuclear strategy was released last week. It calls for the Pentagon’s nuclear arsenal to be modernized, a process begun in the Obama administration. The arsenal, under President Trump, would also be expanded to include the smaller, nuclear weapons.

Critics, including Rep. Adam Smith, the Washington Democrat and ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, have said smaller nuclear weapons could make war more likely given their more limited impact.

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Donald Trump Wants to Make It Easier to Start a Nuclear War. This Should Petrify Us.

Mehdi Hasan, February 8 2018, 7:00 a.m.

“Imagine, if you dare … imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” Hillary Clinton said in her speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2016, referring to her then-Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

Yet four months later, in November 2016, almost 63 million of her fellow Americans voted to put the short-tempered, thin-skinned former reality TV star in charge of their country’s 6,800 nuclear warheads. Never forget: As president of the nuclear-armed United States, Trump — Trump! — has the power to destroy humanity many times over, while rendering the planet uninhabitable in the process.

If that wasn’t terrifying enough, last week, less than 72 hours after the State of the Union speech, in which Trump ramped up his war of words with North Korea, his administration announced that it wanted to make it much easier for the president to start a nuclear holocaust.
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