Trump's tweet left inquiries in the matter of whether the President-elect was calling for expanding the number of atomic warheads in the U.S. munitions stockpile.
"We've had arms control, the Chinese have had an arms buildup". Trump might release a fawning letter from Putin, and he might be perfectly happy to quote Putin dissing Hillary Clinton-the enemy of my enemy is at the very least my frenemy, and possibly my friend, after all-but that doesn't mean they won't have their differences.
However, Trump's ultimate plan may not be to start a nuclear arms race with the Russians and return the world to the Cold War era.
Putin, who has ordered his military to strengthen its "nuclear potential", told reporters that his country's existing system is "more efficient" than the US one, and can pierce any missile defense system.
Trump said in a Twitter post Thursday that the United States must "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability". Other countries need to be put on notice that he is not going to sit back and allow them to undermine our safety, our sovereignty.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has dubbed President-elect Donald Trump as the "Tweeter in Chief" for potentially sparking an arms race through Twitter. In a phone call with cable news host Mika Brzezinski, the president-elect saying something very different.
Some reports have indicated that President Barack Obama had privately told Mr Trump that one of the greatest national security predicaments he will face as president is North Korea's escalating nuclear potential.
The modernization plan has come under criticism from opponents of nuclearization, who warn it may prompt a new arms race with Russian Federation and China.
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"Trump has been interested in nuclear weapons since at least 1984, where he said he learned everything he needs to know about them within an hour and a half of studying them", Kendzior said live on WWJ Newsradio 950.
Trump's tweet could also signal the next administration intends on expanding its total sum of nuclear warheads around the world.
The Russian president said Moscow would never be the one to unleash an arms race.
Of course, Putin made no mention of escalating tensions, choosing instead to send his "warmest Christmas and New Year greetings". And Mary joins us from Washington now.
Donald Trump says the decision by the United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem "will make it much harder to negotiate peace". Obama pressured them to veto the resolut resolution.
But perhaps the most worrisome thing about Mr Trump's nuclear tweet is not the intention to break with decades of worldwide disarmament efforts that it may have signalled, though that's frightening enough on its own.
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