Ben Rhodes Slams Trump for 'Lie' About Nuclear Arsenal

Trump expresses desire to 'de-nuke the world'

"North Korea knew exactly what President Obama was going to do", Watters added.

Humphrey said that Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the Presidency as soon as possible. Answering questions about the crisis with North Korea, he said that if he had his druthers he would commit to nuclear nonproliferation around the world.

It is not the first time Trump has attempted to portray himself as being more popular than Obama.

It is still unclear whether Twitter intends to act on requests for Trump's account to be suspended.

Even if we set aside the above, the arsenal simply isn't "stronger and more powerful than ever before".

While the USA has daunting nuclear power, the Pentagon's program has been beset with morale, training, discipline and resource problems.

While Reif says that the United States now possesses a nuclear arsenal that's more than adequate for defense needs-boasting some 4,000 nuclear warheads, close to half of which are now deployed at various bases-it's also not true that the arsenal is "stronger and more powerful than ever before". Yet somehow he's reached down into the highly technical, extremely expensive and rather thankless task of updating the US nuclear arsenal and achieved measurable success in less time than it has taken to appoint a White House science adviser?


There has been no significant change in nuclear modernization plans under Mr. Trump, said Todd Harrison, a defense analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Tens of thousands of United States troops remain stationed in South Korea and in nearby Japan, the only country to have been attacked with nuclear weapons.

Only the Navy's 14 ballistic missile submarines, which operate from bases in Georgia and Washington state, continue to sail with the intercontinental weapons they can launch while submerged. He said that if the threats do not cease, the country will face consequences.

"China calls on all sides to uphold the main direction of a political resolution to the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, and avoid any words or actions that may intensify the problem and escalate the situation", the government said in a statement sent to Reuters, repeating its customary stance.

Those programs, combined with other upgrades to the US strategic infrastructure, could cost as much as $1 trillion over the coming three decades.

My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal.

The South Korean capital, Seoul, is home to roughly 10-million people and within range of massed North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first USA strike.

Related news:

Hot News

Expect Jose Mourinho's side to be stronger - Man United 2017/18 Season Preview
Aug 13, 2017 - 05:19
The football isn't as dreary as it was under David Moyes, and certainly not as boring as it was when Louis van Gaal was in charge. And he has already matched that amount this summer. "The one in front of the camera and another Mourinho in the dressing room".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
Aug 13, 2017 - 05:15
The sanctions also include targeted measures against 13 people and entities linked to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. This follows the new and toughened sanctions resolution on North Korea adopted by the UN Security Council last week.

Chelsea begin title defence with defeat to Burnley
Aug 13, 2017 - 05:03
The Spain global moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from Champions League holders Real Madrid last month to bolster Antonio Conte's attacking options.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fourth Summer Signing: Mourinho Reveals The Type Of Player He Wants Bring
Aug 13, 2017 - 04:52
He cleaned up his act last season, and was a joy to watch. "I think they had a period of dominance in the middle of the first half".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance
Aug 13, 2017 - 04:50
Two helicopters and three ships scoured the Baltic Sea waters between Copenhagen and the island of Bornholm. A photo released of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who was allegedly on board the submarine before it sank.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amit Shah officially invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA
Aug 13, 2017 - 04:47
He added that this was not personal fight against Nitish Kumar but a fight of principles and to save democracy and brotherhood. Sources told The Hindu that he would be removed from his position as the leader of the JD (U) parliamentary party group.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Senators Coach, GM Bryan Murray Dies of Cancer at 74
Aug 13, 2017 - 04:30
Murray announced in 2014 that he had Stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to his liver and lungs. Later, he coached the to a Senators to a Stanley Cup final appearance in 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chris Hadfield weighs in on the Perseid meteor shower
Aug 13, 2017 - 04:06
August is a big month for stargazers and astronomy fans, but this weekend's meteor shower may leave a little bit to be desired. As the Earth crosses its orbit, it ploughs through some of the debris left by the icy object on previous visits.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Derek Wolfe has an ankle sprain
Aug 13, 2017 - 03:40
We will know more in the coming days about the severity of his injury. "Hopefully, it's not serious and it's just a sprain ". He missed all of last season with a knee injury suffered in training camp last season while going against Russell Okung.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miami Marlins Sold To Derek Jeter Backed Group
Aug 13, 2017 - 01:40
They'v all come together to purchase the team from current owner Jeffrey Loria for approximately $1.2 billion dollars. The deal will still have to approved by three-quarters of baseball's owners.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:55
The British runner, 34, added a silver to the gold he won in the 10,000 metres at the London Stadium last week. It didn't quite hit home until I took a few moments to myself where I realised this is it".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gorakhpur deaths: Medical College principal suspended, Yogi attacks media
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:54
In April, Adityanath government claimed that they have started working on setting up six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in UP. In a tragic incident at Baba Raghav Das Medical College , Gorakhpur 30 children have lost their lives due to shortage of oxygen.

Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS) - Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:50
On average, equities analysts anticipate that Precision Drilling Corporation will post ($0.31) EPS for the current fiscal year. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Precision Drilling Corporation by 4.7% in the second quarter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:43
The Dow and S&P 500 inched higher on the day but they both posted their largest weekly percentage drops since late March. President Donald Trump rejected criticism that his threats to release " fire and fury " had been too inflammatory.

Stock in Limelight: FS Investment Corp (FSIC)
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:32
Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 34,063 shares in the company, valued at $302,479.44. BidaskClub raised FS Investment Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.