Donald Trump’s Nuclear Policy Is ‘Proliferation Amid Isolationism’

Donald Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s nuclear policy is totally dangerous for America, its allies and its enemies.

It could break up a defense structure that was put together after the second world war to maintain peace and security and stop nuclear arms proliferation after the U.S. detonated two nuclear bombs on Japan to bring that war to an end. The structure although not modern or fair has managed to stop nuclear wars from starting for over seventy years.

Donald Trump’s foreign and nuclear polices would isolate America within a physical and imaginary wall, while the rest of the world would have to make do with nuclear arms proliferation and an international security structure that would be fractured into many isolated pieces… Any one of which could trigger the first ever nuclear war, which as all experts believe, including Albert Einstein, would be the last war for mankind for a very long time.

World security is not something you can google before a speech and is not a cost saving mechanism, although it could be a money making one.

USA Today reports:

The contours of Donald Trump’s foreign policy are becoming disturbingly clear. Newspapers have labeled his thinking on international affairs “isolationist” and “unabashedly non-interventionist,” yet those terms fail to capture the more alarming elements of his philosophy. Trump apparently is prepared to abandon the United States’ most important alliances, even at the risk of those countries acquiring nuclear weapons. In other words, he is prepared to end the decades-long U.S. policy of extended deterrence — protecting close partners against nuclear attack and thereby limiting the spread of nuclear weapons. Moreover, the candidate gives little indication that he understands the implications of these radical policies for global security and stability.

One theme running through Trump’s foreign policy is his disdain for U.S. alliances and allies. In recent media interviews, he has called U.S. treaties “one-sided,” labeled NATO “very obsolete,” and repeatedly called on South Korea and Japan to contribute more to U.S. basing costs overseas. Trump appeared surprised in a New York Times interview to learn that allies do pay a substantial portion of U.S. overseas basing costs, with none more supportive than Japan. Yet he also seemed unmoved by this information, insisting that allies should pay no less than a full 100% of U.S. overseas costs. A refusal to do so would force a President Trump to begin withdrawing troops, he told the New York Times. When told this might cause South Korea and Japan to acquire their own nuclear weapons, Trump demonstrated a flippant comfort, stating that the United States “might be better off.”

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