Trump & Putin Seek to Boost Nuclear Arsenals

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Trump, Putin both seek to boost their nuclear capability

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    By Stephen Collinson and Jeremy Diamond,

    (CNN )President-elect Donald Trump signaled Thursday that he will look to "strengthen and expand" the US's nuclear capability hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to enhance his country's nuclear forces.

    The exchange appeared to raise the prospect of a new arms race between the two nuclear superpowers, which between them boast more than 14,000 nuclear warheads, the still deadly legacy of their four-decades long Cold War standoff.
    But the comments by Putin, who is presiding over a project to restore Russia's lost global power and influence, and Trump, who will shortly become the US commander-in-chief, did not spell out exactly what each side is proposing or whether a major change of nuclear doctrine is in the offing.
    Trump weighed in with a tweet just hours after Putin spoke following a meeting with his military advisers to review the activity of the past year.

    Rest of it: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/22/politics/donald-trump-strengthen-expand-nuclear-capability/
     
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    The main stream media seems to be hyping up Putin and Trumps comments. I don't think we will see an arms race in the nuclear domain, both countries can already nuke each other. The biggest domain for an arms race is the cyber domain and the development of hybrid warfare capabilities.
     
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    IMHO, not. 1500 of strategic warheads it is "serious", but not "deadly". In best (for us) situation we can kill (with a first strike with strategic warheads) 200-300 millions of NATO soldiers and potentional reservists, but there will be much more to remain.

    Hybrid warfare is good thing, but it any situation somebody can raise bets to full-contact war.
     
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