Saturday, February 3, 2018

U.S. to Deploy Smaller Nuclear Warheads to Counter Russia’s Low-Yield Arms

It's a never ending dangerous game to keep America safe.
Free Beacon reports the United States will deploy modified smaller nuclear warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles and re-deploy sea-launched nuclear cruise missiles to counter Russia’s plans for using small nuclear weapons.

The policy shift is outlined in the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that calls for modernizing aging weapons and delivery systems but not building new, more efficient and safer warheads.

Instead, the older warheads and bombs will be maintained and some made smaller.
"We must keep America's deterrent credible by making it modern," Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters in unveiling the NPR.

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