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By ROBERT BURNS
AP National Security Writer 

Trump says US nuke force must be in 'tiptop shape'

 

October 12, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants the U.S. nuclear arsenal in "tiptop shape" but has not asked that it be greatly expanded.

Trump was responding to a news report that he had said during a meeting at the Pentagon in July that he wanted what amounted to nearly a ten-fold increase in the number of U.S. nuclear weapons.

In remarks in the Oval Office on Wednesday, Trump denounced the NBC report and said such a big increase was "totally unnecessary."

"I want to have absolutely, perfectly maintained — which we are in the process of doing — nuclear force," he sa...



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