Jack Keane on Putin’s New Nukes: We’ve Let Ours Atrophy to a Certain Degree But Trump’s Correcting that
KEANE: "It was very flexing his muscles. Election coming in 17 days. He’s smart a little bit. He knows the table has been reset by the trump Administration. We had eight years of declining defense budgets under Obama. President Trump has put two fiscal year budgets together to rebuild our military. Believe me, Putin notices that. That’s part of the reason here. He has been upgrading his nuclear arsenal. We have not. We have let ours atrophy to a certain degree. The Trump Administration corrects that course. Plus we’re going to add some other capabilities that have eroded in these last number of years. So trump, Putin knows that he’s got a different person he’s dealing with geo politically and a different person he’s dealing with when it comes to military capability. It was the Reagan buildup that eventually helped bring down the Soviet Union. Believe me, that’s in Putin’s rear view mirror, dealing with the Trump Administration."