Russia Has a Massive Amount of Tactical Nuclear Weapons. Why?

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April
10

The United States and Russia still actively deploy 230 and 2,000 tactical nuclear weapons respectively—arsenals which are not regulated by treaty, unlike strategic nuclear weapons. But calling them “tactical” and “non-strategic” weapons is arguably a misnomer. As former Defense Secretary …

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U.K. Nuclear Weapons: Beyond The Numbers

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April
10

Sometimes numbers only tell part of the story, even when talking about nuclear weapons. For instance, the United Kingdom recently announced that it was increasing the cap on its nuclear stockpile from 225 to 260 warheads. The move — outlined …

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U.S. military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan

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April
7

The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing control of Taiwan, the island democracy that has been the chief source of tension between Washington and Beijing for decades and is widely seen as the …

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The Increasing Russian Nuclear Threat

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April
7

Russia relies heavily on nuclear weapons to offset its own perceived inferiority of its conventional forces in a conflict with the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Despite economic challenges, Russia is building up its nuclear forces, and in …

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Meet the future weapon of mass destruction, the drone swarm

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April
5

In October 2016, the United States Strategic Capabilities Office launched 103 Perdix drones out of an F/A-18 Super Hornet. The drones communicated with one another using a distributed brain, assembling into a complex formation, traveling across a battlefield, and reforming …

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North Korea’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons Expand Deterrence and Risks

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April
3

North Korea appears to be on the way to becoming a mature nuclear state despite long-standing UN sanctions, after Pyongyang’s tests in late March on cruise and ballistic missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads. North Korea’s nuclear development has …

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