A new US government report says it is “totally inappropriate” for the incoming administration to recommend the establishment of a Russian nuclear weapons capability, and calls on the Trump administration to rescind its support.
The report, issued Tuesday, is the latest of a series of reports from senior officials who have been critical of the incoming Trump administration’s approach to the nuclear arsenal.
The administration’s position that the United States has no choice but to keep nuclear weapons in the country’s arsenal is based on its policy of deterrence, according to the report.
“In fact, we do not believe that Russia or any other nuclear-armed country poses a significant threat to the United Kingdom or the United Nations, the United Arab Emirates or the European Union, the top US nuclear arms control official said in the report released by the US National Intelligence Council. “
“Instead, we believe that our nuclear arsenal is a deterrent and a bulwark against a wide range of threats, including from other nations, from adversaries and from cyber-enabled attackers.””
The report concludes that the President-elect has the legal authority to establish a Russian NUCLEAR WEAPON FACILITY and it is entirely inappropriate for the administration to seek to remove this capability from our nuclear deterrent,” the report says. “
Instead, we believe that our nuclear arsenal is a deterrent and a bulwark against a wide range of threats, including from other nations, from adversaries and from cyber-enabled attackers.”
The report concludes that the President-elect has the legal authority to establish a Russian NUCLEAR WEAPON FACILITY and it is entirely inappropriate for the administration to seek to remove this capability from our nuclear deterrent,” the report says.
The report also said it was inappropriate for a US president to consider using force against Russia because the country is “uniquely dangerous.””
The Russian nuclear arsenal represents a unique challenge and unique opportunity for the United State to achieve a comprehensive and effective deterrence strategy against Russia, said the report from the NSC, which includes the heads of the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Council and other key national security agencies.
“While it is appropriate to seek alternatives to the use of military force against a hostile nuclear adversary, such actions must be consistent with our national security, including deterrence.
The National Intelligence Estimate, or NIE, is a review of current U.S. national security priorities. “
While we believe the United nation has the right to possess nuclear weapons, we recognize that Russia has the same right to acquire nuclear weapons,” the NSSC report said, adding that it did not identify the potential targets for nuclear weapons that Russia might acquire.
The National Intelligence Estimate, or NIE, is a review of current U.S. national security priorities.
It is a government document that lays out the national security strategy of the Trump presidency, with specific policy proposals that the president must follow if he or she is to fulfill the objectives of the president-elect’s campaign.
The NIE report is the third in a series issued by the NIS that examine U.K. nuclear weapons.
The first was issued last week, after the British government released a report that concluded the U.k. could acquire up to 60 warheads from a Russian state nuclear corporation and build them at a site in the Ural Mountains.
The NIE says that if the U,K.
were to pursue a nuclear weapons buildup in the Russian Federation, “the risk of such an event would be extremely high and could seriously undermine U.N. security.”
On Tuesday, the British parliament voted in favor of a motion to request an inquiry into the possibility of a nuclear arms buildup by the Uk.
There are about 100 Russian nuclear warheads in the United kingdom and about 400 in the EU.
The White House has said that it will continue to support a nuclear nonproliferation treaty, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, with Russia, but has also said that the U-K.
would need to sign an agreement with Russia to keep its nuclear weapons under wraps.
The United Kingdom and the EU have long argued that nuclear weapons should be under a nonprolicution treaty, as opposed to a non-prolific treaty.