Meandering Toward War

Trump tweeted Thursday that the United States “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” The message was posted after Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow needs to “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces,” developing arms that can avoid missile defense systems.
- BRYAN BENDER and ANDREW HANNA, Trump picks General 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defense secretary, Politico, 12/01/16

We're going to war in the South China Sea in 5 to 10 years, aren't we? There's no doubt about it.
- Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist in the Trump administration, Interview of Lee Edwards (at 5:22), Breitbart News Daily, March 10, 2016

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