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Did Trump Just Reveal The Existence Of A Secret US Nuclear Weapons Program In A Tweet?

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Did Trump Just Reveal The Existence Of A Secret US Nuclear Weapons Program In A Tweet?





President Trump on Monday said his administration is “learning much” from a mysterious explosion in northern Russia last week that reportedly took place during the test of a nuclear missile.

“The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia,” Trump tweeted.

He added: “We have similar, though more advanced, technology. The Russian “Skyfall” explosion has people worried about the air around the facility, and far beyond. Not good!”



The Hill reports:

U.S. officials have not publicly spoken about the blast, which occurred last week near the Nenoksa Missile Test Site. Seven people died in the incident, which triggered a spike in radiation, prompting speculation it involved a nuclear reactor.

The New York Times reported that U.S. intelligence officials believe the blast may have involved a prototype of the SSC-X-9 Skyfall, a cruise missile powered by a small nuclear reactor that allows it to travel long distances. Officials at a research institute where five of the scientists who died worked confirmed late Sunday that a small nuclear reactor had exploded during the test.

Time magazine’s Phil Elliott noted that Trump’s tweet sounded like he may have disclosed the existence of a secret U.S. weapons program.

“Did the President just confirm the existence of a missile system with mini-nuclear reactors aboard, eliminating distance limitations, and that can fly low and weave around anti-missile shields?” he asked.





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