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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Front and Center An update on arms control, national security, and more from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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Front and Center
An update on arms control, national security, and more from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 
What's News:
Trump Tweets Introduction to a Nuclear Arms Race 
On December 22, President-elect Trump tweeted, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” Executive Director John Tierney expressed grave concern over Mr. Trump’s tweet, condemning such rhetoric as unnecessary and destabilizing. To read the Center’s press release, click here.  
Trump Calls for Arms Race, Placing World at Risk  
Doubling down on his comments on expanding U.S. nuclear capabilities, President-elect Trump reportedly said, “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all,” in an off-air discussion with the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. In response, the Center issued a press release quoting National Advisory Board Member Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, contributor Dr. Jim Walsh, and Executive Director John Tierney. Read what our experts had to say here.
Center experts were quoted in numerous publications following the aforementioned press releases. A list of publications and the articles citing our experts is available below: 
New York Times: Trump Says U.S. Would ‘Outmatch’ Rivals in a New Nuclear Arms Race
Washington Post: In a day of tweets, Trump suggests major change on national security issues
Politico: Trump threatens to upend U.S. nuclear weapons policy
The Hill: Arms-control group calls on Trump to disavow remarks
WJLA-TV: Trump tweets go nuclear, reviving decades-old policy debate
Washington Times: Donald Trump calls for expansion of U.S. nuclear arsenal
Politico: Trump pledges to 'expand' U.S. nuclear capability
The Hill: Trump alarms arms-control community with nuke tweet
The Huffington Post: Nuke Experts Say Trump’s Tweet Is ‘A Very Bad Sign’

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