NUCLEAR WEAPONS

“Tillerson: diplomacy until ‘first bomb drops'”


CNN

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that he will pursue diplomacy in North Korea until the “first bomb drops”. MORE

“New missile test shows North Korea capable of hitting all of US mainland”


CNN

“Trump-Proofing America’s Nukes: The Daily Show”


“Trillion-dollar nuclear arms plan sets up budget brawl”


POLITICO

“A government report predicting it will cost $1.2 trillion to upgrade the U.S. nuclear arsenal is raising alarms that the Pentagon severely underestimated what it will take to replace its current weapons — and sparked calls Tuesday for the Trump administration to reevaluate a modernization plan first proposed by former President Barack Obama.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated it will cost at least $1.2 trillion between 2017 and 2046 to introduce the mix of nuclear-armed submarines, bombers and missiles that are now under construction. That’s a higher price tag than some previous estimates had offered.” MORE

“Trump Says Iran Deal ‘Incompetently Drawn’ As White House Seems Poised To Abandon It”


HUFFINGTON POST

The president may move to decertify the landmark nuclear deal as soon as Friday.

“Trump Ominously Tweets ‘Only One Thing Will Work’ With North Korea”


HUFFINGTON POST

“WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results.

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump said in a tweet. .”..Hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” MORE

“Kim Vows To Tame ‘Mentally Deranged’ Trump As North Korea Threatens H-Bomb Test”


HUFFINGTON POST

“It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific. We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un,” said North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, according to Yonhap News.”  MORE

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