Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, the administration’s policy for nuclear weapons:
“President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review is deeply troubling and is a dangerous departure from past reviews. It lowers the threshold for using nuclear weapons, a particularly frightening proposition given this president’s support for a nuclear arms race. Previous administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have worked to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, and this review breaks sharply from that bipartisan tradition.
“The United States already possesses a robust nuclear arsenal and unmatched conventional capabilities. There is no need to build new nuclear weapons or to expand their purpose beyond deterrence. I’m afraid this Nuclear Posture Review will be used by other countries to ignore calls for nuclear arms reduction, and in doing so leave the world less safe.”