Escalate to deescalate cracks me up! Makes about as much sense as get fat to become skinny. It’s time to stop spending a dime on nuclear weapons. our goal should be peace. There’s enough out there to blow us up 50 or 60 times already but we will find a more creative way to kill ourselves in a short period of time. Pesticides, pollution, fossil fuel, climate change. Why waste money on nuclear weapons?