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The deployment of new nuclear warheads of low power W76-2 submarines need Washington to hold any of the world from conflict with the United States. This was stated by the head of the Pentagon mark Esper, reports TASS.
According to him, this weapon has the Supreme commander of the United States opportunities for different options, including an armed confrontation. “Ultimately, we want to contain the conflict, but if necessary, we want to be ready to fight and win,” he said.
Earlier Russia has responded to the stationing of nuclear charges of low power on American submarines. So, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia was “anxiously” watching the actions of the United States. According to him, the Americans may be able to conduct a limited nuclear war.
In turn, the browser TASS Dmitry Litovkin noted that Russia is to be feared the return of nuclear warheads in the American concept of combat operations. As an example, he reminded US plans to use Iraq in a low-yield nuclear explosion that electromagnetic pulse would destroy the local air defence system.
In February, the Deputy Minister of defense for political Affairs John Rood told me about a new nuclear Arsenal. According to him, the naval forces of the United States has expanded its nuclear Arsenal, manning submarines with ballistic missiles, two new warheads low power W76-2. Their power is two times less than the “Kid” (Little Boy) that were dropped on the Japanese Hiroshima in 1945.
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