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WSJ: US develops a new sea-based cruise missile to deter Russia and China

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The Pentagon is going to develop two new nuclear weapons in the framework of the updated US policy, suggesting a response to the growing military capabilities of Russia and China, writes The Wall Street Journal.


WSJ: US develops a new sea-based cruise missile to deter Russia and China


We are talking about the creation of a low-power nuclear warhead, which is planned to equip the Trident II ballistic missiles already used by the US military, designed to be launched from nuclear submarines. According to the WSJ, the new Trident II warheads can have a charge of only a few kilotons compared to what charges can be installed on the Trident II now (from 100 to 455 kilotons). According to experts, it is possible to develop a new warhead within two years.

The publication also writes about the second promising development - new sea-based cruise missiles (SLCMs) using nuclear munitions. Previously, there were reports that such a missile in nuclear equipment can be created on the basis of a Tomahawk cruise missile. Thus, the weapon system is recreated, which the Pentagon "turned" in 2010, concludes The Wall Street Journal.

The Pentagon argues that, unlike the United States, Russia allegedly does not seek to abandon the use of nuclear weapons.

While the United States continued to reduce the number and significance of nuclear weapons, others, including Russia and China, moved in the opposite direction.
- says the draft nuclear strategy.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 16 January 2018 14: 35
    +7
    How can you hold back while suffering from incontinence? smile
    1. dorz
      dorz 16 January 2018 14: 37
      0
      Preparing for the big war in Europe.
      1. Going
        Going 16 January 2018 14: 41
        +9
        They don’t need a big war, they need conflicts like Syria, Ukraine, where they will manage the processes and solve their problems.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 16 January 2018 14: 55
          +5
          The Pentagon intends to develop two new nuclear weapons as part of a renewed US policy that provides for a response to the growing military capabilities of Russia and China

          And when already at these malacholny "Ozverin" will end? recourse
          1. Going
            Going 16 January 2018 14: 59
            +6
            Pasha, you know the answer - never, they are trying to pull us into the race, to expand their business.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 16 January 2018 15: 07
              +4
              Yeah, a bolt from the BelAZ wheel on their shoulders, and not a new arms race. bully
              1. Going
                Going 16 January 2018 15: 32
                +3
                Yes, we have already passed this and we will not step on the rake a second time.
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 16 January 2018 19: 39
                  +3
                  And the mattresses so want, already peep! lol
                  1. Going
                    Going 16 January 2018 20: 13
                    +2
                    In the last century, they were bluffing, spinning the USSR, giving out what they wanted as real, this time they would break off and get such an answer - simple, cheap and much more effective.
              2. Alexanast
                Alexanast 16 January 2018 15: 44
                +6
                Quote: bouncyhunter
                Yeah, a bolt from the wheel of BelAZ on their shoulders

                Pasha, hi!
                Or maybe still a nut on the neck ... wassat
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 16 January 2018 19: 38
                  +5
                  Sanya, salute! hi
                  Quote: Alexanast
                  Or maybe still a nut on the neck ...

                  I respect the good sadists, for he himself is so! drinks
                  1. Going
                    Going 16 January 2018 20: 10
                    +4
                    Evening meeting of humanists, join drinks
                    1. bouncyhunter
                      bouncyhunter 16 January 2018 20: 14
                      +3
                      Where are we without you, friend! lol drinks And the fiery greetings to mattresses with their dreams of a new arms race! wink
                      1. Going
                        Going 16 January 2018 20: 20
                        +3
                        This time we have the "thread" sharpened correctly, they will not pick it up ... lol
      2. Shura Perm
        Shura Perm 16 January 2018 14: 56
        0
        ha, they make a nuclear missile and yell that we do not give up nuclear weapons ... they are sick downs ...
  2. Teberii
    Teberii 16 January 2018 14: 35
    0
    Not only WE moved with such a policy of the USA, soon the whole world will move, such freezing will begin, it will not seem a little.
  3. askort154
    askort154 16 January 2018 15: 02
    0
    For me, the positive is that the United States increasingly uses in its confrontation, a bunch of Russia and China.
    Arrange a race against two - the navel will unleash, definitely. angry
  4. bald
    bald 16 January 2018 15: 04
    0
    --- "The Pentagon argues that, unlike the United States, Russia allegedly does not seek to abandon the use of nuclear weapons." --- The Pentagonists in their repertoire - losing their "hegemony" every day, cling to any ignorance. Doomsday for amers is not far off.
  5. VOENOBOZ
    VOENOBOZ 16 January 2018 16: 20
    0
    The desire to make a big advantage is their main task.
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 16 January 2018 16: 55
    +3
    Soon, the United States will break the restraint and the navel will tear.
  7. Lexus
    Lexus 16 January 2018 22: 10
    0
    The world "universal humanists" have decided to develop weapons of nuclear blackmail. The goals are clear and understandable - now they will begin to sing that this is a weapon with minimized collateral damage, designed to pacify undemocratic tyrants. They’ll try to shy away, not according to the DPRK (and suddenly an otter will fly), so across Iran. If a ride, they stuff their limitoff satellites with this weapon. We went along the beaten track, as with the missile defense.
  8. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 17 January 2018 07: 05
    0
    It is about creating a low-power nuclear warhead ...

    So they are going to withdraw from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty?