Will Twitter suspend Trump's account for 'threatening nuclear war' against North Korea?

A man watches a television news program showing President Trump at a railway station in Seoul on Wednesday. Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that it faces

A man watches a television news program showing President Trump at a railway station in Seoul on Wednesday. Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that it faces"fire and fury over its missile program

While Trump does appear to be sending a clear warning to North Korea, the stakes aren't limited to a legalistic reading of Twitter's policies.

The long answer: Trump is rattling the nuclear saber following reports that North Korea might have built a nuclear weapon that it could fit atop a missile capable of hitting the United States. When I asked a spokesperson whether the company had thoughts about Trump's latest war games tweet, or just some general thoughts on whether politicians can use Twitter to threaten violence against other nations, I got the same response they dish out to journalists every time something like this happens: "We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons".

And then there is the question of Twitter bots, which form a large percentage of Trump's followers and which the president has even been known to retweet.

The claim: The nuclear arsenal "is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before".

While the USA has daunting nuclear power, the Pentagon's program has been beset with morale, training, discipline and resource problems.

According to The Hill, Trump was apparently referring to the Nuclear Posture Review, a legislatively mandated examination of American nuclear capabilities and strategy. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, that arsenal stood at 22,217. I would like Russian Federation and the United States, and China and Pakistan, and many other countries that have nuclear weapons get rid of them.

The arsenal isn't just smaller in terms of numbers of nuclear warheads.

In addition, the US military is limited in how many weapons can be deployed under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty signed in 2010.

The Air Force bomber force today is a fraction of the hundreds of aircraft that were once under its Strategic Air Command. In fact, the arsenal has significantly shrunk since the height of the Cold War.

Tens of thousands of U.S. troops remain stationed in South Korea and in nearby Japan, the only country to have been attacked with nuclear weapons. During meetings, they said Trump would not want to debate issues. The number of USA deployed strategic warheads has decreased since September 1, 2016.

Guam governor Eddie Calvo dismissed the threat and said the island was prepared for "any eventuality" with strategically placed defences.

After highlighting Trump's tweet this morning about revolutionizing and modernizing the nuclear arsenal, Tapper made a decision to revisit some of Trump's past comments related to nuclear weapons.

And he's not only destroying things over here in the United States, as we see from this story.

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