Trump Touts ‘Secret US Nuke’ China and Russia Don’t Know About

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott)

Among the revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book on President Trump, it appears the President told the journalist about an extraordinary new nuclear weapon the U.S. now has that has never been built before. While this revelation may have been bravado and presented a bit of a security breach, it may also have been intended to send a message to potential adversaries.

Trump’s message: “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

In the book, “Rage,” Trump reportedly says, “I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” Trump told Woodward. “We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about. We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before. There’s nobody — what we have is incredible.”

According to Task & Purpose, it is possible that Trump was referring to the W76-2 low yield, low cost warhead I have previously written about, and was announced by the Pentagon in Feb. 2018. The W76-2 warhead has an explosive yield of roughly five kilotons, a smaller yield than either of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan.

Defense News reported that the warhead was deployed aboard the Trident missiles on the ballistic missile nuclear submarine USS Tennessee at the end of 2019.

However, that explanation appears unlikely since that warhead has been public for over two years. Woodward later confirmed with several anonymous U.S. officials that the Pentagon had indeed developed “a secret new weapons system” — something they were “surprised” the president had disclosed, according to the Washington Post.

The Post reported that Trump’s disclosure came in “the midst of reflecting upon how close the United States had come in 2017 to war with North Korea.”

When asked about the claims by Trump on Fox News, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien replied,

Well, look, I’m not going to get into what he’s talking about. But you can rest assured that the men and women who manufacture our weapons and who have always had us on the cutting edge…We’re always on the cutting edge. And we have always got something out there that our adversaries don’t know about.

Rest assured that whatever President Trump was alluding to, it is likely very real – as Woodward’s sources confirmed – and simply part of the President’s continuing commitment to rebuild America’s nuclear forces to maintain superiority over Russia and China. Both these countries have been on massive nuclear building and modernization drives.

Trump has taken these threats to heart and is responding vigorously, spending much more on upgrading U.S. nuclear forces.

As Axios noted, Trump’s 2021 budget calls for $28.9 billion for the Pentagon to modernize its potent, but aging, nuclear delivery systems and $19.8 billion to the National Nuclear Security Administration — a 20% increase over the 2020 budget — for “modernizing the nuclear weapons stockpile.”  

In these increased Pentagon budgets, expect at least one secret new nuclear weapon



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Casey
Casey
2 months ago

President Trump is the greatest President in my lifetime – and I’m old! He is always keeping our (the United States) opponents off balance. I love it!

Howard
2 months ago
Reply to  Casey

I agree, and I was around when FDR was president. Trump would be 100% better if he’d learn to keep his off hand comments to himself. His popularity rating would be 90% instead of 46%.

Maxx
2 months ago

Well, Trump did create this new Space Force by combining segments from other existing agencies. Seems reasonable that this new group would need something spectacular. The Pentagon has always been tight lipped about things that nobody outside the military need to know about. There are things not considered in the nuclear realm that have been around a while now. The best way to protect a country is to keep them wondering.

gramma
gramma
2 months ago

And maybe Trump was pulling Woodward’s chain! Do not put any stock in anything Bob Woodward writes or says! He is not a fan of President Trump and will lie and slant whatever he can!

Linda U
Linda U
2 months ago

Good for Trump. We Love You!!! MAGA 2020 KAG

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
2 months ago

Trump/Pence 2020 Get rid of the Dem’s

Geno Bouwens
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Wilson

All of them, right down to Dog Catcher!

ron sheppard
ron sheppard
2 months ago

It’s the threat of nuclear annihilation that defends us . There is only 1 other way to inform our adversaries of our power . I’d rather Trump tell them about it than show them.

SD OF AZ
SD OF AZ
2 months ago

Something the enemies within could not find out about. How sweet! But now the little traitors will be after the reality of it. However, if it does not exist it is still a good gamble. Give the NWO nations something to worry about if they should think all this dim wit lunacy is making the nation weak. Although their heinous actions are treason they are a minority just kicking things up to look bigger. If they really had power, every major population center would be hit simultaneously. Soros might want that but funding a war is expensive for even a governument. And I suspect the war mongers in the arms industry are already involve in the treason in these dim wit enclaves and funding the dim wits as much as possible and some rinos too.

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  SD OF AZ

The lefts greatest tool in their arsenal is their ability to make themselves look bigger than they really are.Lets make sure we vote them out by a landslide in November and hand them a defeat they can never come back from!

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
2 months ago

The weapons that Trump is alluding to are meant to discourage any future hostility’s not to intensify them.

Joe F
Joe F
2 months ago

U aren’t going to get over on Trump, china should be very wary, and should quit threatening the world, and us.Were not scared of china and there tactics.

Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago

Peace through strength is the way to go! Thanks President Trump!
Peace is the ability to make your enemies unable or unwilling to make war against you!

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