Donald Trump took to Twitter Dec. 22, saying the U.S. “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” When MSNBC quizzed him about his intentions, the network reported that he said, “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.” Since then, there has been hand-wringing among his political opponents and arms-control advocates. In many respects, ...

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