Trump touts power of USA nuclear arsenal amid N

Trevor Jackson
August 13, 2017

Gorka also seemed to suggest in the BBC interview that any further escalation of threats from North Korea would be considered acts of war.

"What he has done is set the Department of Defense some homework that hasn't been turned in yet", Berger said. The UN Security Council this weekend adopted new, tougher sanctions, seeking to curtail North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Trump's latest tweet - "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".

Trump went on to say, "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".

While his comments was somewhat confirmed by a statement issued by the US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who said, "President Trump was informed of the growing threat last December and on taking office his first orders to me emphasized the readiness of our ballistic missile defense and nuclear deterrent forces", the President's tweets are more of showboating rather than actual business.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on his way back from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday morning when his plane stopped off in Guam to refuel.

The top Democrat serving on the U.S. House panel responsible for defense spending is condemning President Donald Trump's "loose and imprecise language" concerning nuclear weapons. "You don't just initiate a modernization plan", she said.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea, including to the USA territory of Guam. "The only time our posture goes up is based on facts, not because of what Kim and Trump say to each other", the official added.

Amid increasing tensions with North Korea, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to highlight comparisons between his leadership and that of former president Barack Obama, including an unscientific, almost week-old poll asserting he is the better president. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen". They did not detail whom specifically Trump and Kelly spoke with. "Is this part of diplomatic strategy, or did you find those remarks to be unhelpful?" the reporter asked.

The tweet came as Trump traded escalating threats with North Korea. It says its ICBMs are a legitimate means of defense against perceived US hostility, including joint military drills with South Korea.

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