Nuclear Con-Fusion

President Trump tweeted, “My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than before…” The claim that it was his first order is close to true (it was among his first). But what he ordered was something called a Nuclear Posture Review — or as one expert explained: “What he has done is set the Department of Defense some homework that hasn’t been turned in yet.” Overall, America’s nuclear arsenal has actually shrunk recently, so nothing has been renovated or modernized in the past 7 months (of course, renovations always take longer than they say…)

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