We say in the doctrine that if Russia begins to again comply with the INF, it will begin to negotiate reductions in tactical nuclear weaponsif they change their aggressive geopolitical behavior in the international arena, then we can talk about a sea-based cruise missile, we will not need to deploy it,said Sufer at the nuclear deterrence summit.
He also expressed concern that Russia, he said, is building up stocks of non-strategic nuclear weapons.
We looked at the Russian strategy, the Russian doctrine, the teachings ... and we need to do something to respond to this, we had no choicePentagon spokesman added.
Earlier, the Pentagon promulgated a nuclear doctrine, according to which Washington will focus on the development of low-power nuclear warheads. In addition, the United States will continue to modernize nuclear forces and develop elements of the “nuclear triad”. As stated in the military, the United States "does not intend to lower the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons," and the main goal remains to deter "both nuclear and non-nuclear strategic attacks."