However, Robert Wood said that the U.S. did not have any new information that it could share with the press when asked the basis on which Washington has concluded that Kim's nuclear weapons program may be months away from having the capacity to strike the continental United States. USA ally South Korea would not want to be the only Korea left without a nuclear device. Kim, for his part, has gone round for round with the USA president, who he has called "deranged" and a "mentally deranged US dotard". " If other countries also follow suit and expel North Korean workers this could cumulatively have a large effect on the total amount of money that the North Korean regime earns overseas". The fundamental role of nuclear weapons was to deter nuclear use against the United States and its allies.
It can be said that America's new NPR reflects the nuclear powers' longtime inaction on nuclear disarmament. The policy statement makes it clear that the government wants nuclear arms to play a greater role in defense, namely by relaxing the conditions for their use.
Kimball noted that the NPR assumes that other nuclear-armed countries are "getting ahead" with their nuclear capabilities, and the United States is not. In the post-Cold War world, nuclear stockpiles were dismantled, but now the United States is reversing its strategy. "The strategic situation is not radically different from what it was five, even 10, years ago", he said. China and Russian Federation, in criticism of the new USA policy, could respond by further modernizing their nuclear capabilities.
"I think the Pentagon's assertion that Russian Federation has a strategy to use nuclear weapons first in a regional conflict is debatable at best and I think there's also evidence that they may be wrong about that".
Pugwash draws its inspiration from the Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955, which urged leaders of the world to "think in a new way": to renounce nuclear weapons, to "remember their humanity" and to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.
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"There will be political opposition to this".
Washington has said the modernization of US nuclear weapons won't add to the total number of warheads.
The statement concludes: "We believe that this latest development of USA nuclear weapons policy will serve only to increase the saliency and attractiveness of nuclear weapons, and will certainly not enhance worldwide security, let alone prospects for progress in bilateral and multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation efforts".
"It should come as no surprise that a long-term plan was in place that Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets would be easily adapted to carry nuclear weapon payloads given that Lockheed Martin is one of the manufacturers of nuclear weapons", he said. The U.S. has also noted that China is modernizing its nuclear arsenal.