Pentagon Says Why It Needs 2 New Types Of Nuclear Weapons

China, Iran, Russia Lash Out At US Nuclear Policy Plan

Also on Friday, Trump's critics revived accusations of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, in response to the House Intelligence Committee's release of a memo alleging that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice used partisan sources improperly to obtain surveillance warrants on a Trump associate.

Commenting on the new strategy, Trump said that it "develops capabilities aimed at making use of nuclear weapons less likely".

Moscow has condemned USA military proposals to develop new, smaller atomic bombs mainly to deter any Russian use of nuclear weapons.

The nation's nuclear arsenal and triad had kept the USA safe 70 years for nuclear attack, and "We can not afford to let it become obsolete", Shanahan said.

"Russia is modernising an active stockpile of up to 2,000 non-strategic nuclear weapons, including those employable by ships, planes, and ground forces", the summary on the Pentagon website reads.

In a statement Friday, Trump noted "successive United States administrations deferred much-needed modernization of our nuclear weapons, infrastructure and delivery systems" while other nuclear nations "grew their stockpiles".

"President Trump is embarking on a reckless path - one that will reduce USA security both now and in the longer term", said Lisbeth Gronlund, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

"Rather, by convincing adversaries that even limited use of nuclear weapons will be more costly than they can tolerate, it in fact raises that threshold", the NPR said.

Called the "Status-6 Oceanic Multipurpose System", the Russian torpedo is reported to be able to deliver a thermonuclear cobalt bomb of up to 100 megatons.

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If some these threats that we're facing in cyber and space are so great, why not invest some of the $1.7 trillion we are going to spend on the nuclear arsenal and actually improve our cyber-capabilities?

The first since former President Barack Obama's first term, the updated Nuclear Posture Review says the US will add weapons to its arsenal.

Moscow also said the move was "an attempt to put into question (Russia's) right to legitimate defence". The US has a few hundred active low-yield weapons deployed in Europe.

Russian Federation on Saturday rejected Washington's statements made in its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review that Moscow refuses to further decrease its nuclear capabilities.

"DIA also estimates Russian Federation has nuclear armed anti-ship, anti-submarine missiles and torpedoes".

The Pentagon says it will focus on developing low-yield ballistic missile warheads in the short term and develop nuclear-tipped submarine-launched cruise missiles in the long term. In an apparent reference to the threat of catastrophic cyberattack, he said the US aims to strengthen deterrence of major attacks against the USA and its allies, including those that "may not come in the form of nuclear weapons". It overturns years of Obama-era policy that sought to reduce the size and power of the United States' nuclear arsenal.

She added the administration was blurring the line between nuclear and conventional war-fighting. To this end, the NPR contains some strong but sensible language-first and foremost, by making clear that Russian Federation will not be able to use nuclear weapons and escape consequences that would be worse than any gain Moscow might hope to achieve.

"So Trump's call for a dramatic increase in U.S. nuclear weapons isn't happening in a vacuum".

During his campaign, Trump promised to expand and strengthen the United States' nuclear arsenal.

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