Pentagon: Russian Military Policy ‘Actively Considers’ Limited Use of Nukes

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Defense official says U.S. Nuclear Posture Review reflects current threat environment

The Trump administration’s new nuclear policy aims to counter an evolving Russian military strategy that appears to more readily envisage the limited use of nuclear weapons, a senior defense official said Monday.

“We have been extremely concerned with what we have seen as the evolution of Russian military policy as it relates to potential use of nuclear weapons,” David Trachtenberg, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said at the Heritage Foundation on Monday. Continue reading

Russia Reveals Secret Nuclear-Armed Drone Sub

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High-speed harbor buster shown on TV

A Russian document shown on state-run television confirmed that Moscow is developing a high-speed drone submarine capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

The secret weapon was shown on a document during several Tuesday Russian television broadcasts of President Vladimir Putin announcing plans for new strike weapons capable of defeating missile defenses. Continue reading