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US creates a low-power nuclear warhead

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US authorities intend to relax restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons and develop a new nuclear warhead with a low power charge, transmits RIA News a message from the former senior director of the National Security Council for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, John Wulfstal.


US creates a low-power nuclear warhead


According to Wulfstal, the Pentagon "developed a new review of the nuclear policy, according to which the US underwater Trident D5 modified ballistic missiles will be equipped with such warheads."

He noted that such US actions are aimed at "deterring Russia from the use of tactical nuclear warheads in the event of a conflict in Eastern Europe."

The new nuclear policy, according to the former director, is more belligerent in comparison with the previous one.

According to what the people who wrote this, what they were trying to achieve, told me, is to send a clear restraining message to the Russians, North Koreans, and Chinese. A good, discreet but strong language used there makes it clear that any attempt by Russia or the DPRK to use nuclear weapons will lead to massive consequences for them,
told Wolfstal.

He said that in the new review, the Pentagon has expanded the list of conditions under which the US will use a nuclear strike on the enemy. In particular, these include “the response to a non-nuclear attack that caused a large number of victims, or to an attack on the life support facilities of the population, the management and control of nuclear weapons”.

It is expected that the review will be officially published in late January.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 January 2018 08: 38
    +4
    that any attempt by Russia or the DPRK to use nuclear weapons will lead to massive consequences for them,
    told Wolfstal.

    ... another cardboard Pentagon horror story .... angry
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 08: 44
      +5
      Not only a horror story, but also a money knocker. yes
      1. Going
        Going 10 January 2018 09: 00
        +5
        It looks like they are blown away like a balloon and do not understand this, the cheeks have become hollow lol
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 09: 02
          +4
          It is permissible and such, time will tell.
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 10 January 2018 09: 44
            +5
            Pasha, Victor, hello! It's no secret that the states are the main threat to peace on earth. And no matter what they say, in the end, all their deeds are ordinary aggression
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 09: 46
              +3
              Quote: pvv113
              all their acts are ordinary aggression

              It is very accurately said: for Matrasia aggression is a common state.
              1. pvv113
                pvv113 10 January 2018 09: 48
                +4
                I came across an analytical article that says that without a war, the American economy will collapse
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 09: 52
                  +2
                  This, after WWII, was proved by some kind of mattress economist.
                  1. pvv113
                    pvv113 10 January 2018 09: 56
                    +2
                    By the way, yes - it’s mattress. Therefore, bias is out of the question
                    1. bouncyhunter
                      bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 09: 59
                      +2
                      In the same economic model, this devil irrefutably proved that the USSR will inevitably be bent during the arms race for several years, but flew by, as the model did not take into account the social and political system.
                      1. pvv113
                        pvv113 10 January 2018 10: 04
                        +4
                        But this is a completely different story. If not for the rotten top in the form of Humpback and Bialowieza alcoholics, sold to the West, the Union would still exist. Moreover, the referendum showed the attitude of the people towards the integrity of the Union
                    2. bouncyhunter
                      bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 10: 08
                      +2
                      Quote: pvv113
                      But this is a completely different story. If not for the rotten top in the form of Humpback and Bialowieza alcoholics, sold to the West, the Union would still exist. Moreover, the referendum showed the attitude of the people towards the integrity of the Union

                      I subscribe to every word!
                2. LSA57
                  LSA57 10 January 2018 09: 52
                  +3
                  Quote: pvv113
                  I came across an analytical article that says that without a war, the American economy will collapse

                  yes it is. it would be different; they would not wage several wars at the same time. and this is already for many years
                  1. pvv113
                    pvv113 10 January 2018 09: 56
                    +3
                    That's why world peace is like death to them.
                    1. LSA57
                      LSA57 10 January 2018 10: 07
                      +3
                      Quote: pvv113
                      That's why world peace is like death to them.

                      so the ramp the other day openly said, we will sell more WEAPONS to create jobs.
                      1. pvv113
                        pvv113 10 January 2018 10: 10
                        +1
                        Your interests are above all. And the rest of them on the drum
                3. Korax71
                  Korax71 10 January 2018 10: 17
                  0
                  Look at what the economy’s income is made up of. I’ll tell you a terrible secret. Their income from the sale of steel and steel products is greater than the income from the sale of weapons. In Russia, the sale of weapons is the second item of income after the sale of oil and gas.
        2. LSA57
          LSA57 10 January 2018 09: 10
          +6
          Quote: Going
          It looks like they are blown away like a balloon

          Yes, the more they blown away, the more stink. and almost the whole world has to sniff
          1. Going
            Going 10 January 2018 09: 12
            +6
            Unfortunately, this is so and there will be a lot of crap from them.
            1. LSA57
              LSA57 10 January 2018 09: 22
              +3
              Quote: Going
              Unfortunately, this is so and there will be a lot of crap from them.

              so they already overwhelmed half the world. now they’re going to take to the moon
              1. Going
                Going 10 January 2018 09: 24
                +3
                So I would relocate them there with pleasure lol
                1. LSA57
                  LSA57 10 January 2018 09: 28
                  +4
                  Quote: Going
                  So I would relocate them there with pleasure

                  all !!!! with their sixes
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 10 January 2018 08: 47
      +6
      Quote: aszzz888
      ... another cardboard Pentagon horror story ....

      because they already used nuclear weapons against civilians. the only country in the world who has done this. so what you need to take this very seriously
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 10 January 2018 08: 52
        0
        Quote: LSA57
        need to take this very seriously

        What does it mean that your "takes it very seriously"? Sitting with serious faces and mooing all sorts of crap under my nose? Or with a sullen face to knock on the keys?
        The Syrian war showed us that our army can destroy mattresses in case of aggression. Someone is smart, and someone is acting. wink
        And tolerasts and Arabs can destroy Europe without the use of nuclear weapons.
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 10 January 2018 08: 54
          +3
          Quote: Vladimir16
          What does it mean that your "takes it very seriously"?

          that it’s not a “cardboard horror story”
        2. Korax71
          Korax71 10 January 2018 10: 23
          0
          Interesting ??? how did this show ??? here on the forum a lot of people shouted that damned people can only fight with the Papuans. And Russia in Syria probably has no analogues in the world, an enemy equipped with the latest technology. Actually, not a single conflict has proved that we can bend them, it's just what you want to believe in, everything is very far from realities.
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 10 January 2018 10: 31
            +1
            Quote: Korax71
            in fact, not a single conflict has proved that we can bend them,

            where are they bending us?
            1. Alexey Sommer
              Alexey Sommer 10 January 2018 10: 50
              +1
              The Union directly and bent ..
              Without war..
              And the USA, this is a strong state, otherwise they would be Brazil, and not ..
              ps And yes .. the US must be destroyed.
              1. LSA57
                LSA57 10 January 2018 11: 18
                +1
                Quote: Alexey Sommer
                The Union directly and bent ..

                economically, and we are talking about military conflicts
                And the USA, this is a strong state, otherwise they would be Brazil, and not ..
                ps

                but no one talks about their weakness, we say that this is the FASTEST country, from which there are only troubles and misfortunes around the world
                1. Alexey Sommer
                  Alexey Sommer 10 January 2018 12: 58
                  +2
                  Let’s sell the resolution at the UN, that the US is scoundrels?)
                  They are not just vile, they are smart and this must be taken into account.
                  You can punish the bastard by vileness.
                  Why aren’t we doing this?)
                  ps Just don’t say that it is because we are honest. )
            2. Korax71
              Korax71 10 January 2018 14: 47
              0
              But don’t you read the torus? They asked the man above, he said that our army is able to destroy the army of America, if I understand correctly. Why answer the question with a question. Our armies clashed in Vietnam. On our side, there were advisers who trained Viet Cong. Despite all efforts, as they had air supremacy, it remained until the end of the war.
    3. Muvka
      Muvka 10 January 2018 08: 49
      +3
      Apparently there are almost no resources left to create warheads. So they create small ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 10 January 2018 09: 19
        +5
        If our dermoks --- led by the labeled ones didn’t sell the weapons pluton to the Jankers ... they really couldn’t have anything to do with nuclear weapons !!!
        Everything is sour with natural raw materials ... it is there, but processing is VERY expensive !!! And of the old bombs - of the three, one full-fledged DOESN'T RECEIVE, despite the fact that it is VERY EXPENSIVE !!! here they are wise.
        In principle, everyone has such problems, and in the near future, nuclear weapons alone will go into oblivion ... if they won’t bring them from asteroids or I won’t come up with something completely new!
        1. uhu189
          uhu189 10 January 2018 11: 50
          0
          Yes, as it were, Canada is nearby, at its side - and the raw materials there are not so sour, if needed - they will be brought from Australia. And raw materials - like 238 of uranium are still enough, breeder reactors are available, plutonium emission technologies are also available ... Therefore, at least I don’t understand what the US may have problems
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 10 January 2018 12: 02
            +3
            And what is the content of transuranic in that raw material?
            Those. how much waste rock you need to shovel, Schaub get what sho necessary.
            QUESTION QUESTION. The problem was not identified today, they didn’t write, they did not signal yesterday.
            So if anyone thinks, if a meter cracked over a tubercle, then did you find a deposit? is not a fact. that the field is rich and will be bought and developed.
            For new technologies, and so on and so forth, no real cheapening has yet occurred. Shovel millions of tons of waste rock and get crumbs of a really valuable product.
            In such a lodge!
            And by the way, not only the Yankees will have problems ... EVERYONE who uses nuclear fuel and does nuclear weapons.
            1. uhu189
              uhu189 10 January 2018 12: 35
              0
              You are talking about uranium 235 now. But then the conversation is about plutonium. There is so much uranium 238 that armor-piercing shells are made of it ... So it will last for a long time to produce plutonium
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 10 January 2018 15: 40
                +3
                Surely no one seems accurate data, but according to various statements, the resources of the poison of raw materials are limited. What is expensive to use, for the poor!
                By the way, without 235 in any way! and you can’t get a rogue without him.
                Those. the price of primary natural raw materials.
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 10 January 2018 09: 29
        +3
        Quote: Muvka
        Apparently there are almost no resources left to create warheads. So they create small ...

        gave them ebn enough am
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 10 January 2018 09: 40
          +2
          It deteriorates with time.
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 10 January 2018 10: 09
            +2
            Quote: Muvka
            It deteriorates with time.

            but we do not live forever. and I want to not see the nuclear fungus in life
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 10 January 2018 10: 36
              +5
              25-30 years, even by this time everything is very unpredictable. Further only processing. expensive and the result is dubious!
    4. krops777
      krops777 10 January 2018 08: 50
      +3
      He noted that such US actions are aimed at "deterring Russia from the use of tactical nuclear warheads in the event of a conflict in Eastern Europe."


      I’m thinking, “putting it all upside down”, just not to deter Russia, but to intimidate non-nuclear states, but they don’t say in plain text, you can use the horror story about Russia.
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 10 January 2018 09: 26
        +4
        Quote: krops777
        I’m thinking, “putting it all upside down”,

        they do it all the time. violate the contract, but blame the other. This policy is based on the character traits of the nation. they had when the Indians were to blame for everything. including the fact that they do not want to leave their land
    5. zhekazs
      zhekazs 10 January 2018 08: 50
      0
      Quote: aszzz888
      cardboard scary

      What if he takes it and flies? Although unlikely. We do not make such statements, although everything flies right and wrong. Amerzu, even so, through the newspaper, to slander us and that is the case.
    6. electrooleg
      electrooleg 10 January 2018 10: 56
      0
      Well, the stinky one is theirs trident. It’s painful to watch the start every time. It seems that it is about to decay in the air. laughing
  2. Vard
    Vard 10 January 2018 08: 39
    0
    It’s good for them ... They are fighting ... But we didn’t come to the war ...
  3. zhekazs
    zhekazs 10 January 2018 08: 39
    0
    It seems that the Pshek licked them such warheads.
  4. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 10 January 2018 09: 00
    +1
    Why do they always miss themselves? They think they will sit in the basement?
  5. bald
    bald 10 January 2018 09: 01
    +1
    They try to scare the yap, and once at a time only in Hollywood. At least one trynda and America will be covered by something.
  6. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 10 January 2018 09: 29
    +3
    This announcement is clearly under the offensive INF. Not just like that, the stripes come out of the contract, accusing Russia of violating it. To call such means defensive is another hypocrisy from the USA.
  7. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 10 January 2018 09: 32
    +1
    Wake-up call. The United States is ready to use nuclear charges, despite the fact that they are small, the consequences from this are large ... and they can use it whenever they like, something seems to them, and they use them ...
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 10 January 2018 14: 05
      0
      It’s easier to be!
      Announce the creation of a new multi-megaton class warhead with cobalt inserts and lower the threshold of application to "crossing the street in the wrong place"! And then let them think.
      IMHO.
  8. Star
    Star 10 January 2018 09: 32
    +3
    As a rule, a low-power nuclear weapon is the weapon of the aggressor who wants to crush only selected objects (military bases, communication centers, etc.), while preserving everything else to use ...
    And we make a weapon of retaliation that would crash so crave in response.
  9. Simon
    Simon 10 January 2018 09: 47
    +1
    Small, not small nuclear weapons, in any case there will be a retaliatory strike on the states if they use it. It seems that this is another pumping of money to replenish the military budget.
  10. Simon
    Simon 10 January 2018 09: 51
    +1
    Quote: Asterisk
    As a rule, a low-power nuclear weapon is the weapon of the aggressor who wants to crush only selected objects (military bases, communication centers, etc.), while preserving everything else to use ...
    And we make a weapon of retaliation that would crash so crave in response.

    At one time, the Union had already developed nuclear shells for long-range guns, so that we can say that we have long had such nuclear weapons.
  11. Simon
    Simon 10 January 2018 09: 56
    +1
    Quote: Alexey-74
    Wake-up call. The United States is ready to use nuclear charges, despite the fact that they are small, the consequences from this are large ... and they can use it whenever they like, something seems to them, and they use them ...

    So, the use of these nuclear charges will immediately be visible, radiation is always determined, it lasts a long time.
  12. san4es
    san4es 10 January 2018 10: 42
    +1
    modified submarine ballistic missiles Trident D5

  13. LVMI1980
    LVMI1980 10 January 2018 11: 15
    0
    They fell from the oak again?
  14. Dormidont
    Dormidont 10 January 2018 11: 42
    0
    Scared a hedgehog with a naked loin
  15. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 10 January 2018 11: 46
    +3
    The next budget is cut.
  16. cannabis
    cannabis 10 January 2018 11: 48
    0
    I would like to add to the title of the article “- from Russian weapons-grade plutonium”. It’s necessary to put somewhere these 500 tons of Russian infection.
  17. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 January 2018 12: 05
    +1
    Small warheads are dangerous because after the explosion there will be
    it’s immediately clear whether it was nuclear or conventional, but super-powerful.
    All kinds of neutron bombs are even more dangerous with this. Something "flashed"
    what do not you understand. There is no residual radiation.
    Therefore, the second side may be mistaken in thinking that the enemy has applied
    nuclear weapons, and it was some kind of vacuum bomb.
    And a nuclear war will take off. sad
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 10 January 2018 14: 09
      0
      Please note this is not our choice!
  18. uhu189
    uhu189 10 January 2018 12: 31
    +2
    I read the comments, and I don’t understand one thing - why if we plan to develop something, it’s restoring the country's power, technological breakthrough, innovation and the like. And if in the USA it was a cut of money ... A cardboard horror story ... They just scoffed at missile defense too, but now we have to spend billions on asymmetric answers that compensate for its presence (because we simply cannot pull symmetrical ones). And this is not the only such example. I don’t understand - what is the point of mocking and underestimating the probable opponent? What, someone in their right mind has doubts about the ability of the United States to develop a new tactical nuclear warhead? If so, are they based on any facts, or is it wishful thinking? A little army was pulled up - and that’s all, we are ready to conquer the universe, and the miserable overseas hucksters are just an annoying nuisance. One misfortune is that aviation, that the fleet of huckster far surpasses ours both in quantity and quality. But these little things do not bother anyone. Generally arrogance and stupidity in one bottle ...
  19. Zomanus
    Zomanus 10 January 2018 13: 10
    0
    If it comes to nuclear weapons, then there will be more serious calibers.
  20. Old26
    Old26 10 January 2018 18: 56
    0
    Quote: cunning
    I would like to add to the title of the article “- from Russian weapons-grade plutonium”. It’s necessary to put somewhere these 500 tons of Russian infection.

    Add! This will show you the level of ownership of the material
  21. Old26
    Old26 10 January 2018 19: 02
    0
    Quote: Alex-a832
    This announcement is clearly under the offensive INF. Not just like that, the stripes come out of the contract, accusing Russia of violating it. To call such means defensive is another hypocrisy from the USA.

    This announcement of low-power nuclear charges took place back in the early 90s. But then, by a decision of Congress, the development of mini and micronukes was prohibited by law. Then this ban during his presidency confirmed the Regional Committee. Now, apparently, the supporters of the concept of using weapons of high power have gained the upper hand. The bell is quite alarming, since the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons will decrease