Tag Archives: NUKES

US nukes in Europe & low strike threshold are direct violations of non-proliferation treaty – Moscow

Washington has failed to live up to its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russia’s Foreign Ministry concluded, citing the US nuclear build-up in Europe and its new hawkish nuclear doctrine. The ministry was commenting on the 2017 Report on Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments released by the US State Department last ...

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NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country. In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly ...

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Hypersonic nukes & missiles of unlimited range: Newest additions to Russia’s arsenal (VIDEOS)

Russia has unveiled a whole batch of cutting-edge weapons, warning potential adversaries against any hostile actions and promising a swift response. RT highlights the capabilities and specifications of the new munitions. The impressive new weaponry was unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week during his annual speech before the Federation Council. The majority of the new military toys ...

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Pentagon wants more money to develop its own hypersonic nukes, just like Russia’s

The Pentagon may not be surprised by the new Russian hypersonic missiles – but why not use them as a pitch for more money? A military budget about 10 times that of Russia is not enough, according to the DARPA director. Asked by a gathering of journalists on Thursday if the United States is spending enough on its own hypersonic ...

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'Invincible nukes are Putin’s response to US Nuclear Posture Review’

There is no chance for diplomacy when you have the kind of standoff seen between the US and Russia; what should be happening are talks, but it looks like the door isn’t open on either side, Linda Gunter of Beyond Nuclear told RT. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his State of the Nation address Thursday, announcing the country now has ...

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US ‘not surprised’ by Russia’s new nukes, boasts about own ‘unmatched’ arsenal

The US White House and Pentagon have dismissed Russia’s new nuclear arsenal as “no surprise.” American officials took the opportunity to accuse Russia of treaty violations and boast that their arsenal is “second to none.” “We’ve been watching Russia for a long time. We’re not surprised,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White following Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address. Putin ...

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Putin on new US nuclear stance: If attacked, Russia will use nukes

The new US nuclear posture allows a nuclear strike in response to a conventional attack. President Vladimir Putin said Russia, if attacked with nuclear weapons, would not hesitate to respond in kind. The warning came during a state of the nation address delivered by the Russian president on Thursday, in which he presented a number of new advanced strategic weapon ...

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US cold war-era nukes in Europe almost useless, pose ‘catastrophic terrorism’ risk – report

The US plans to spend $ 10 billion upgrading 150 Cold War-era nuclear bombs stationed in Europe, even though the weapons may be more of a security liability than a strategic deterrent, according to a new report by arms experts. Assumptions about the safety and security of US nuclear weapons stored in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Turkey have ...

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'US govt faction sees nukes as tool for increasing pressure on Russia, China’ – watchdog chief

There is a very powerful faction in the US government that thinks nuclear weapons are an important symbolic tool for increasing pressure vis-à-vis Russia and China, Greg Mello from Los Alamos Study Group told RT. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis tried to illustrate a deficiency in America’s nuclear arsenal to Congress using a chart to argue for increased investment ...

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France to pour $45bn into nukes as part of defense spending hike

France wants to boost its military spending by over 40 percent by 2025, giving its nuclear arsenal a multibillion-dollar shot in the arm. France is currently the world’s third-biggest nuclear power. According to a bill unveiled on Wednesday, the current French defense budget of €34.2 billion ($ 42 billion) will rise to €50 billion ($ 61 billion) in 2025, or ...

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