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Trump taking tougher stance on Russian Federation nuclear threat

Trump taking tougher stance on Russian Federation nuclear threat

The U.S. now has roughly 1,400 nuclear weapons, down from a high of more than 12,000 during the 1980s.

The strategy would challenge the view that USA nuclear weapons are too big to be used and therefore no longer an effective deterrent.

"Meanwhile, successive United States administrations deferred much-needed modernization of our nuclear weapons, infrastructure, and delivery systems".

"Our strategy will ensure Russian Federation understands that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is unacceptable", the NPR said. Low crisis stability reflects a condition when leaders feel pressure to respond quickly even to ambiguous events because the risk of inaction may be greater than the consequences of acting inappropriately.

Underlining the policy is the idea that a nuclear exchange between the United States and Russian Federation could be limited to the least destructive weapons in both countries' nuclear stockpiles.

USA officials have in the past expressed concern over the possibility of nuclear weapons of Pakistan landing into the hands of non-state actors or terrorist groups and thus has been working with Islamabad in enhancing the security of its nuclear weapons. Memories of a smoldering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the stark fear generated by the Cuban missile crisis or the massive protests sparked in the early 1980s by the deployment of USA and Soviet intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe no longer drive or even inform policy.

Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the review was consistent with USA policy dating back decades.

The 74-page NPR summary that was released Friday called North Korea a "clear and grave threat", and stated that any attack by the Kim Jong-un regime against the US or its allies will bring about "the end of that regime".

Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said the USA will keep a close watch on nuclear proliferation activities. What's equally troubling is that the new NPR treats regular, high-level engagement and diplomacy as an afterthought rather than an integral part of USA nuclear-security strategy.

Another expert said there was no evidence that Russian Federation was actively developing the system.

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In making the case for modernizing the triad, the NPR stated that the US for decades led efforts at eat nuclear arms reduction worldwide and the efforts accelerated with the fall of the Soviet Union. Paradoxically, introducing supposedly more usable nuclear weapons to the range of options thus makes nuclear war less rather than more likely.

The NPR takes the evolving threats into consideration in keeping America safe, he said.

"We can not afford to let [the USA nuclear arsenal] become obsolete", Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon. This postulates that Russian Federation would threaten the use of tactical nuclear weapons to bring to an end a military confrontation with the West it feared eventually losing.

Shannon said that nuclear terrorism remained a major threat in the 21st century and countries need to work to mitigate it.

Like President Donald Trump, the Pentagon's new nuclear policy document sees a dark and threatening world.

A new budget for the Pentagon, including its nuclear forces, is expected to be released in February, which should include plans detailed in Friday's report.

His government announced yesterday it would continue the Obama administration's nuclear weapons policy but go even further in relation to Russian Federation.

"Clearly intently the text mixes up two notions - the USA "security" and "domination", the senator said.

Under the NPR, the USA would pursue "modernization of our nuclear command, control, and communications, all three legs of our triad, our dual capable aircraft, and our nuclear infrastructure", Trump said.

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