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The U.S. should not abandon the possibility of a nuclear strike first. This was stated by the Senate Chairman of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of Armed forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reports TASS.
According to the commander, US ability to strike a preventive nuclear attack complicates the decision-making process, opponents of the attack, and you should not relieve them of this task. So he answered made to the January proposal to restrict the use of nuclear weapons. Senator Elizabeth Warren and the head of the house Committee on armed Affairs, Adam Smith proposed to abandon the use of nuclear weapons first. Politicians considered such a policy “outdated and dangerous”, since the only purpose of the US nuclear Arsenal is deterrence.
At the same meeting, the head of the European command of the U.S. armed forces and commander of NATO forces in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti spoke about the desire of Russia to use nuclear weapons. He said that Moscow cannot compete with the United States in a long conflict with the use of conventional weapons. In this regard, he believes that Russia is seriously thinking about using nuclear weapons for quick victories over weaker neighbours, “is part of the Russian doctrine”.
Earlier it was reported that in the United States began to produce a new nuclear weapon of low power, designed to fight Russia. New warhead W76-2 will be installed in submarines. Its capacity is about five kilotons.
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