President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that expands the number of nuclear weapons the United States possesses, expanding the number to 30, up from 19 under the Obama administration.
The order, which Trump signed shortly after taking office, expands the use of ballistic missiles, which the president has said he will no longer use, to a new level.
The new arsenal includes up to 100 cruise missiles and a new class of strategic bombers.
The orders also allow for the construction of new facilities to enrich uranium and build up the country’s nuclear arsenal to the highest level possible.
The nuclear order will allow for an increase in the number and scope of warheads, as well as the types of warheads that can be deployed, Trump said in a statement.
The president’s order expands the U.S. nuclear arsenal by 30, a number that is “in line with the highest standards of international security, as confirmed by a bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released in January, the White House said.
The nuclear-armed country, which has a strong military but weak political will, has a nuclear arsenal that is less than half the size of France, the United Kingdom, or China. “
It is time for America to step up and lead.”
The nuclear-armed country, which has a strong military but weak political will, has a nuclear arsenal that is less than half the size of France, the United Kingdom, or China.
It has about 70 nuclear warheads.
Trump has repeatedly promised to phase out the use for defensive purposes and the U,S.
military has been engaged in a war of words with China, which maintains nuclear weapons, over the issue.
Trump, who has long been skeptical of China, has previously said he would seek to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the country.
He said on Twitter earlier this month that he wanted to renegotiated the deal.
“I want to renegotiating the NAFTA with China to get us out of NAFTA, but I would like to renegotiation the trade deals with Mexico as well.
I want to do it quickly, I want the U S to get out of TPP, I don’t want them to renegoti.
I do want to get them out of the TPP and I want a deal.
I will be renegotiating, not with China but with China.
I’ll be renegotiated with Mexico, Mexico, with all of them,” Trump said on May 30.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the order.
The executive order directs the secretary of state to establish an interagency group to coordinate with Congress and the White Houses defense and foreign policy officials to identify ways to reduce the number or scope of the U’s nuclear stockpile.
The group will be led by the secretary, the president’s chief of staff, the secretary and the secretary’s chief economic adviser, the statement said.
It is the first time a president has ordered a nuclear modernization program, and it is the only time since World War II that the U has sought to expand the number in a national security context.
The announcement comes amid a new administration of rising tensions with China over its actions in the South China Sea.
The U.N. Security Council has imposed tough sanctions on China over the island chain and China has accused the U of illegally building artificial islands on the contested South China sea.
The sanctions have prompted Beijing to push for more cooperation in the region, with President Xi Jinping visiting U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday.