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Donald Trump: US must expand arsenal of nuclear weapons

By AP Reporter

US President-elect Donald Trump has said America must "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability".

Mr Trump tweeted that the US must bolster its arsenal "until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes".

The tweet comes a day after he met with several military procurement officers to discuss defence budgets, including Lt Gen Jack Weinstein, the deputy chief of staff for nuclear deterrence for the Air Force.

During the election campaign, Mr Trump suggested that the US should expand its arsenal and mused that the world would be "better off" if other countries, including Japan and South Korea, had nuclear capabilities.

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