Experts Say

The Trump Nuclear Threat

US News
February 21, 2017
By Louis René Beres

"The man who laughs," warned the poet Bertolt Brecht, "has simply not yet heard the horrible news." President Donald Trump's control of U.S. nuclear forces is no longer a laughing matter. Further, no longer does such a concerning conclusion have to be extrapolated from this president's overall indifference to reason, facts and logic. Now, instead, it flows directly and unambiguously from his explicit press conference declaration last week that, regarding a Russian ship off the East coast, "the greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that's 30 miles offshore right out of the water."
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