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The Pentagon promised to modernize nuclear forces in response to Russia's actions

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The Pentagon promised to modernize nuclear forces in response to Russia's actions

The United States is modernizing its nuclear forces in response to Russia's modernization of its nuclear forces. This is stated in the statement of the Deputy Assistant to the head of the Pentagon Robert Sufer, distributed by the US Department of Defense.


Speaking at the Mitchell Institute, Sufer accused Moscow of modernizing its nuclear forces, which in turn has led the United States to do this in order to catch up with Russia. According to him, the United States is currently "on the verge of transition from a conceptual to an engineering phase in order to purchase these systems." He promised the completion of the modernization by 2030.

It is clear that they (Russia - approx.) Are already engaged in the modernization of their forces, and we have not started it yet. Therefore, you cannot say that our nuclear programs have led to their nuclear modernization. First (began) their modernization (...) And only by about 2030 Russia and China will see the full power of our nuclear modernization

- he said.

It is noted that in his statement, Sufer actually accused Russia of starting a non-strategic nuclear arms race.

In response to a statement by a Pentagon spokesman, the Russian ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said that the world nuclear deterrent system is destabilized not by Russia, but by the United States, which has decided to put into service low-yield nuclear warheads.

According to Antonov, the United States specifically uses accusatory reasoning to justify its actions aimed at lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons... The Russian diplomat stressed that the Pentagon representative has once again repeated the thesis invented by the Americans about the Russian doctrine of "escalation for escalation."
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 September 2020 07: 19
    +2
    the Russian ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said that the global nuclear deterrent system is destabilized not by Russia, but by the United States,
    Declare something stated, but will they hear him? request
  2. bayard
    bayard 5 September 2020 07: 24
    -7
    It looks like they took it seriously.
    There is money ... and a printing press.
    If there is no one, they will buy it - they are not in the first place.
    But time wasted ... a lot.
    But to help them is a Russian mess - with the failure of all plans, the failure of gas projects with countless pipelines into the void ... the absence of its own emission center, its own State Bank and the Treasury of the Russian Federation (therefore, rubles have to be bought from the Fed for foreign currency). In short, there will be no money - COVID and the collapse of the world economy will ensure this ... And in general, it turned out somehow inconvenient - America was almost disgraced ...
  3. Operator
    Operator 5 September 2020 07: 40
    -1
    Escalation for de-escalation - certainly.

    Humanitarians, they are in Africa humanities bully
    1. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 5 September 2020 11: 46
      0
      Escalation for de-escalation - certainly.

      Humanitarians, they are also humanitarians in Africa.

      So the United States - the self-appointed masters of the world - always and everything "in response" to the nonexistent threat of "aggressive" Russia! And now - and "aggressive" China. And it is called simply: the "cold war" and the arms race, which the United States is CONSTANTLY waging, blaming others for it. Words and admonitions of the eternal real aggressors - the USA and England - cannot be stopped: only the forced maintenance of authority and constant readiness.
  4. mark1
    mark1 5 September 2020 08: 00
    0
    You just have to call a spade a spade. As long as the US poses a threat to Russia, the race will continue in one form or another. Remove bases from Asia and Europe, remove missile defense systems, plague laboratories from the perimeter, eliminate chemical weapons and it will immediately become easier and calmer for everyone (the European Union will perfectly save itself). It is clear that these demands will not be accepted by the United States under any guise, but our position should be clear and understandable - as long as the United States is threatening the Russian Federation, Russia will do everything to create the same threat to America. And not necessarily mirrored. Bargaining is not appropriate.
    It would not be bad for Poland and the other Balts to also explain in intelligible language that in the case of anti-terrorist forces, they are a battlefield with the use of TNW, and no one will feel sorry for them. If we catch the leaders of these states, we will simply hang them without trial or investigation, in fact.
    1. apro
      apro 5 September 2020 08: 36
      -4
      Quote: mark1
      As long as the US poses a threat to Russia,

      Are you sure? In what plan it is interesting ... not a single Amer bomber has flown over the country, and how many factories and factories are in ruins. For 30 years not a single foot of an Amerov soldier has set foot and demographic losses exceeded the losses from the Germans in 1941 1945 ...
      1. mark1
        mark1 5 September 2020 08: 51
        +2
        I don't even know how to answer you, Oleg Frolov, apparently you are a young resident of the independent country 404, and there is a natural state of dislocation of the brain, but if you got this injury while living in our territory, accept my sincere condolences.
        I understand there are a lot of you here - sorry for everyone, I grieve ...
        1. apro
          apro 5 September 2020 09: 18
          -2
          Quote: mark1
          please accept my sincere condolences.

          What I wish you ...
  5. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 5 September 2020 08: 41
    +2
    In reply to a statement by a Pentagon spokesman, Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said that the global nuclear deterrent system is destabilized not by Russia, but by the United States, which has made the decision to put into service low-yield nuclear warheads ...

    ... on the territory of third countries near the borders of Russia ...
    In fact, the first to announce the withdrawal of the same INF Treaty ??? Yes Yes Yes!!! US government officials ... belay
    How should Russia behave after Mr. Bush's assurances?
    Not an inch to the east.
    This popular expression regarding NATO's further enlargement was expressed in the conversation ... Image caption George W. Bush and James Baker tried to convince Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not go east.
    No.
    But I haven't carried it in seven years, though then I covered the dough less than five years later, in 1994, someone Pancake Bill Clinton made the decision to move NATO to the East, apparently motivating this by the fact that there is no USSR anymore and there is simply no one to keep promises to. repeat
    All this happened in public between the admission of the former SVD countries to NATO membership and the feeling Cup stop naughty places Monica Lewinsky ... repeat
  6. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 5 September 2020 09: 03
    +2
    The USA is torn in its ambitions, confrontation with the whole world is clearly beyond Uncle Sam's shoulders.
    Those blessed times when America was the locomotive of Capitalism are long gone.
    Today the United States is 350 Millions of backsliders who have lost all their competence and live off the printing bed, and are slowly getting rid of these parasites.
  7. spectr
    spectr 5 September 2020 09: 16
    -1
    Closer and closer is the moment when the stop valve can be torn off. And I would bet on Africa or Latin America. That the United States will risk the first time using low-yield nuclear warheads.
  8. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 5 September 2020 09: 22
    +1
    In his statement, Sufer actually accused Russia of starting a non-strategic nuclear arms race.

    Another stupid clown - he would have counted the number of Mk41 launchers from which Tomahawks in the US Navy and vassal fleets could fly out and did not bark
  9. Zomanus
    Zomanus 5 September 2020 10: 00
    +2
    Interestingly, where will they take production and technologies?
    After all, nuclear technology is such a thing that you can't buy just like that.
    And it is not so easy to find specialists in this industry.
    It usually works together.
  10. Ham
    Ham 5 September 2020 10: 06
    +1
    The United States is currently "on the verge of moving from a conceptual to an engineering phase to purchase these systems.

    can anyone translate this biliberda into Russian? Or is it a translation?
  11. thinker
    thinker 5 September 2020 10: 39
    0
    It's like an old record, the same thing -
    20 2017 June In the next 20 years, the Pentagon intends to spend $ 230-290 billion on the modernization of nuclear forces. This was stated by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of the United States Robert Sufersubmitting a budget request to the Senate. Among the reasons justifying the need to develop nuclear weapons, Sufer named Russia's renewal of its nuclear arsenal, which is not inferior in size to the American one.
    1. AML
      AML 5 September 2020 16: 31
      0
      300 billion for 20 years? Yes, with their prices, they only have enough for painting the fairings.