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Russia Mulls Lowering Threshold for Activating Nuclear Weapons

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May
11

Russia is considering lowering the threshold for activating its nuclear weapons, a top foreign ministry official has revealed. The move comes amid growing concerns that Russian President Vladimir Putin may soon order the use of nukes in Ukraine as Western …

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North Korea is ‘Preparing’ for War With Nuclear Weapons Buildup

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November
10

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “seriously preparing” for war as it builds its nuclear weapons arsenal, according to an expert on Korean history. After decades of international pressure attempting to stop its development of nuclear weapons, North Korea …

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Russia Prepares Nationwide Drills With Nuclear War Scenario

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October
3

Russia is set to hold nationwide exercises early next month, according to new reports, in preparation for “the danger of armed conflicts involving nuclear powers.” Russian authorities will hold large-scale drills across the country on October 3 because of the …

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China pushes largest-ever expansion of nuclear arsenal

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May
4

China is pushing ahead with the largest-ever expansion of its nuclear arsenal, modernising the atomic deterrent with an eye on any future conflicts with the United States, experts say. The SIPRI think tank estimates that China has a stockpile of …

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North Korea says it tested ‘Hwasong-18’ solid-fuel ICBM for first time

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April
15

North Korea test-launched a “Hwasong-18” solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time on Thursday, according to state media. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday called the launch a “miraculous success” and an improvement on the country’s …

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Russia trained Belarusian pilots in nuclear weapons use

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April
15

Belarusian air force crews have completed their training for using tactical nuclear weapons as part of Russia’s plan to deploy the weapons to its ally Belarus amid the fighting in neighboring Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. The ministry …

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