United States of America to update nuclear arsenal in bid to match Russian Federation

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Already, myths of a nuclear Armageddon have monopolized the media space. With three nuclearized member states - the United States, Britain and France - NATO has a robust nuclear deterrent capable of being employed anywhere in defense of NATO interests.

Even the Obama administration recognized this trend after Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine.

The NPR also projected development of new low-yield warheads for ballistic missiles on submarines and a new sub-launched nuclear cruise missile, and included "tailored" strategies to deter North Korea, Russia, China and Iran.

This raises the prospect that nuclear weapons could be deployed in response to a severe cyber attack, a large terror attack such as those staged on September 11 2001, or another strategic threat.

Until 1945, mankind lived in a nuclear free world. They are created to deter large-scale attacks on the United States or allies.

The 2018 NPR states that nuclear weapons can't prevent all conflicts but lists four things they will do: deter nuclear and non-nuclear attack; assure allies and partners; achieve U.S. objectives if deterrence fails; and hedge against "an uncertain future".

In a special section on nuclear terrorism, the report said the U.S. strategy to combat nuclear terrorism encompasses a wide range of activities that comprise a defence-in-depth against current and emerging dangers.

Low-yield nuclear weapons could help the United States deter Russian Federation more, officials said.

Low-yield nuclear weapons have a strength of less than 20 kilotons, about the same power as the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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Both systems would use existing nuclear warheads and do not require a departure from the current nuclear stockpile sustainment approach. "We are accused of lowering a threshold of nuclear weapon use and of some "aggressive strategies".

The theory goes Russian Federation expects the USA wouldn't use a high-yield nuclear weapon if it detonated a smaller, low-yield nuke. "As someone who knows the horror of a nuclear weapon, I find (the new policy) extremely disappointing", said 83-year-old Shoso Kawamoto in Hiroshima.

The so-called Nuclear Posture Review, released on Friday, outlines the Pentagon's nuclear ambitions under President Donald Trump and is the first time since 2010 that the military has spelled out how it foresees nuclear threats in the coming decades. The National Nuclear Security Administration also is considering moving at least some of this work to SC.

The Pentagon is adamant the Nuclear Posture Review walks the line between maintaining a nuclear deterrence and encouraging controls on nuclear weapons.

Still, Russia tends to be a successful rationale for new spending, no matter how unreasonable, and may deflect long-standing concerns that this scheme is actually just making nuclear weapons more usable, and as a result, making nuclear warfare more common in the future.

Being more specific does not mean the threshold for nuclear usage is lowered. Root also said there was no "automaticity" to what the USA would do in undefined "extreme circumstances". US delivery platforms modernization and warhead recapitalization will cost about 6.4 percent at their peaks, or less than 1 percent of the federal budget.

America is neither increasing the number of its nuclear weapons, nor is it increasing the odds of a nuclear conflict, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said at a Friday news briefing.

USA nuclear weapons have made the world safer and more peaceful.

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