President Trump has expressed doubts as to whether America will continue nuclear disarmament with the Soviets. The Free Beacon reports:
Trump administration officials expressed doubts the 2010 New START arms treaty will be extended over concerns about Moscow’s failure to comply with that and several other arms treaties.
The Pentagon, meanwhile, is moving ahead with designing a new ground-based missile to counter Russia’s illegal cruise missiles built in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty.
Andrea Thompson, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, told a Senate hearing Tuesday that Russia’s new strategic weapons announced in February, are a factor in whether the United States will seek to extend New START.
“No decision’s been made at this time,” she told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “All options are on the table.”
Obama’s surrender of America’s nuclear edge against Russia will mean President Trump will have to rearm the military so the United States can win the coming arms race.