Nations like North Korea, Russia, and China should from now on think twice before launching a cyber attack on the critical infrastructure of United States. The reason, Donald Trump’s government is reviewing a proposal of Department of Defense which says “Nuclear Attack in retaliation for a Cyber Attack”.
Yes, this is what is being proposed in a detailed draft version of the Nuclear Posture which is being reviewed by White House now. In fact, the document suggests a change by broadening the US nuclear arsenal in response to the growing military threat of China, North Korea, and Russia.
Ongoing back into the history, while in the 1st year in office, Barack Obama, the 44th US President gave a landmark address in Prague which clearly meant that America is committed to peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.
But now, almost eight years later, Trump’s administration suggests something different which is exactly vice versa.
According to a nuclear weapons usage draft which is still under consideration, i.e 2018 Nuclear Posture Review(NPR) Trump led Department of defense has decided to use nukes in retaliation to cyber attacks launched by any nation.
The draft which is now available as a documentary evidence to HuffPost says that Donald Trump wants a tenfold increase in the US Nuclear Arsenal from this year. He wants to keep all the weapons intact in such a way that they are ready to go full throttle at the press of the panic button.
The draft policy clearly specifies the need for small low powered nuclear weapons as the current nuclear weapons in US Military arsenal are too big and too deadly to ever use.
Trump’s government has already given nod to the make of 1000 low powered nuclear warheads by early 2019 regardless of the fact that the US arsenal has already 4,000 nuclear weapons in an active stockpile, enough to destroy the world several times.
The drafted policy will be endorsed by white house in February this year and might give a befitting reply to Kim Jong UN’s ongoing nuclear ambitions.