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The white house is withholding evidence on the state of nuclear weapons in the United States, says the newspaper The Washington Post. A number of experts criticized prepared by the Pentagon’s “nuclear posture Review”, which held back the development of new American weapons, like Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Report of the administration of the tramp was published in early February. It says that Washington reduces the stockpile of nuclear weapons, while Moscow and Pyongyang to develop nuclear systems and ahead of the United States. The attached table shows the achievements of Russia and Asian countries over the past eight years. “Nuclear policy review” sets a new nuclear doctrine that proposes the modernization of the us nuclear weapons.
The head of the information project about nuclear weapons in the Federation of American scientists Hans Kristensen in an interview said that the United States has adopted a new system in the 1990s and early 2000-ies. In Russia, the modernization began later. Since the report takes the year 2010 as a starting point the dynamics of the development of nuclear weapons, it allows the White house to conceal the real state of the military industry.
In addition, the table does not include some of the American system, being developed but not yet adopted. These include bomber B-21 Raider, missile submarine class of the Columbia, a new cruise missile long range, and a new Intercontinental ballistic missile. The total cost of these programs is estimated at $ 400 billion.
At the same time represented the arms of Russia and China, which, in fact, is an upgraded version of the earlier weapons. However, some types of American weapons, the modernization of which has led to the creation of a new type of systems, the list also missed.
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