By: Reuters | Washington |
Published: January 13, 2018 8:50 am


The Trump administration’s draft document, said that Obama-era assumptions of a world where nuclear weapons were less relevant proved incorrect. (AP Photo)

President Donald Trump’s administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, if a leaked draft policy document becomes reality. The Pentagon did not comment on the document, which was published by the Huffington Post website and prompted sharp criticism from arms control experts, who voiced concerns it could raise the risks of nuclear war.

The Defense Department said on Friday it did not discuss “pre-decision, draft copies of strategies and reviews.” “The Nuclear Posture Review has not been completed and will ultimately…

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