Strengthen and Expand Nuclear Capabilities

Current Status: In Progress

As of

In late December, 2016, @realDonaldTrump posted the following Tweet:

Trump has made sweeping statements in the past about using nuclear weapons, but nothing until this Tweet about specific actions regarding maintaining the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Although Trump never defined what "strengthen and expand" meant, he did issue a memorandum to the Secretary of Defense and the OMB that ordered a new Nuclear Posture Review, a legislatively-mandated review that establishes U.S. nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture for five to ten years.

(b) The Secretary shall initiate a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.


See also: Defense, Foreign Policy