Warnings as Trump administration hardens nuclear policy against Russia

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Alarm from arms control groups at calls for new warheads and missiles to counter perceived threat from Moscow of tactical nuclear strikes

The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will continue much of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. It said Russia must be convinced it would face “unacceptably dire costs” if it were to threaten even a limited nuclear attack in Europe.

The sweeping review of US nuclear policy does not call for any net increase in strategic nuclear weapons — a position that stands in contrast to President Donald Trump’s statement, in a tweet shortly before he took office, that the US “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

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