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US Deploys "Mini-Nuke" In Deplorable Threat To World Peace

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The Pentagon confirmed this week that it has, for the first time, armed some of its submarines with long-range nuclear missiles which have a lower destructive power compared with existing warheads. These so-called “mini-nukes” represent – despite the diminutive-sounding name – an increased risk of nuclear war.

The newly deployed W76-2 warhead fitted to the Trident missile system is reported to have an explosive yield of five kilotons, or about 1 per cent of the existing W76-1 weapon. The supposed lower-yield weapon is nevertheless an instrument of immense mass destruction, equivalent to approximately a third of the power of the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945 which killed tens of thousands of people. That puts in perspective the seemingly more usable “mini-nuke” missile.

However, with Dr Strangelove-type logic, Pentagon official John Rood, claimed

...the new device “would make Americans safer because it would deter the danger of nuclear war happening.”

He also reportedly cited the weapon as a deterrent against alleged Russian aggression. (It is lamentable, if not absurd, how American officials incorrigibly portray Russia as a bogeyman. When will they ever evolve?)

The official US reassurance is not the view of the US-based Bulletin of Atomic Scientists who said the deployment of such weapons actually increases the risk of an eventual nuclear war. This is because the lower-yield W76-2 launched from US Ohio-class submarines will be indistinguishable from the existing Trident warheads. Therefore the danger of escalation to all-out nuclear war is increased.

Russia also condemned the US move. Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister, said:

“The US is actually lowering the nuclear threshold and conceding the possibility of waging a limited nuclear war and winning this war… this is extremely alarming.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the deployment of such weapons does absolutely make us, or the world, more safe, but makes us very much less so.

And would someone please define what this government is calling "
Russia Aggression" for me?!? Forgive me, but I don't think I could ever be called an "intellectual slouch", but I'm just not seeing this.

Are the Russians and Chinese, in some areas, light years ahead of the US on weaponry, and are they getting a lot more "bank for their buck", in terms of weapons development?!>?

We know that the short answer is "Yes"; but instead of blaming Russia or China for their better evolution of weapons, should we not be defining the problems in US weapons development, and getting them fixed?!?

Folks, I'm just saying.....

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