Reporter Mark Perry returns to the show to talk about his latest piece for the American Conservative Magazine on Donald Trump’s nuclear posture review, “Trump’s Nuke Plan Raising Alarms Among Military Brass.” According to Perry there’s considerable skepticism within the military about the new Trump plan. Perry then details the U.S.-Russia nuclear relations and the extreme danger of any kind of nuclear escalation. Finally Perry discusses what Trump could do to ameliorate the situation with Russia.
Mark Perry is the author of Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies and The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur. His most recent book, The Pentagon’s Wars was released in October. Follow him on Twitter @MarkPerryDC.
Discussed on the show:
- 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (U.S. Department of State)
- “Trillion-dollar nuclear arms plan sets up budget brawl” (Politico)
- William Perry
- “Bill Perry is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?” (Politico)
- National Security Archive (George Washington University)
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