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John Tierney, a former congressman and executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said Trump’s statements “conveniently ignore the facts.”
“Every world leader on Earth except for President Trump knows that the United States already has the ‘top of the pack’ nuclear arsenal,” Tierney said in a statement. “No U.S. military leader would trade our nuclear weapons for the Russian stockpile, let alone any other nuclear power’s arsenal.”
“Further expanding the planned build-up would be costly and destabilizing,” he added.