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...