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Trump’s Foreign Policy: More Nukes and Less Diplomacy

Derek Johnson, executive director of Global Zero, identifies something troubling in the The Trump Administration’s budget proposal.  The proposed budget would increase spending on nuclear weapons by $12.4 billion, an 11.8 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

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A former US missile-launch officer says Trump’s nuclear policy could get us all killed

Drastically reducing America’s nuclear arsenal will strengthen US national security, nonproliferation expert Bruce Blair, a former US Air Force nuclear launch officer, told Congress today (March 6).

The MacArthur “genius grant” recipient said Donald Trump’s plan to expand US nuclear capabilities (pdf) will make the world a more dangerous place—and leave America more vulnerable to attack. 

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