Land Destroyer: Who Gains from Turning Europe into a Potential Nuclear Battlefield? – Tony Cartalucci

February 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States and its NATO partners are attempting to make the case for Washington’s decision to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Claims that the Russian Federation has been violating the treaty have yet to be substantiated with anything resembling credible evidence. Also missing is any rational explanation as to why Russia would develop or deploy nuclear weapons capable of launching a nuclear strike on Europe without warning – a scenario the INF Treaty was created to deter.

Bloomberg in its article, “Nuclear Fears Haunt Leaders With U.S.-Russian Arms Pact’s Demise,” would claim:

Source: Land Destroyer: Who Gains from Turning Europe into a Potential Nuclear Battlefield?

The World’s Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line | Zero Hedge

February 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons had rolled off the assembly line at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in the panhandle of Texas. That warhead, the W76-2, is designed to be fitted to a submarine-launched Trident missile, a weapon with a range of more than 7,500 miles. By September, an undisclosed number of warheads will be delivered to the Navy for deployment.

What makes this particular nuke new is the fact that it carries a far smaller destructive payload than the thermonuclear monsters the Trident has been hosting for decades – not the equivalent of about 100 kilotons of TNT as previously, but of five kilotons. According to Stephen Young of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the W76-2 will yield “only” about one-third of the devastating power of the weapon that the Enola Gay, an American B-29 bomber, dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Yet that very shrinkage of the power to devastate is precisely what makes this nuclear weapon potentially the most dangerous ever manufactured. Fulfilling the Trump administration’s quest for nuclear-war-fighting “flexibility,” it isn’t designed as a deterrent against another country launching its nukes; it’s designed to be used.  This is the weapon that could make the previously “unthinkable” thinkable.

Source: The World’s Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line | Zero Hedge

China Flight Tests New Submarine-Launched Missile – Bill Gertz

December 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

China carried out a flight test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last month that will carry multiple nuclear warheads capable of targeting most of the United States, according to American defense officials.

The launch in late November was the first time the Chinese military flight tested the Julong-3, or JL-3 missile that will be deployed with the next generation of ballistic missile submarines, said officials familiar with the test who said it appeared successful. Julong is Chinese for Big Wave.

The test was closely monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies that detected the launch with missile warning satellites.

Source: China Flight Tests New Submarine-Launched Missile

CSP Releases Crucial Analysis on U.S. Deteriorating Nuclear Deterrent ⋆ Conservative Firing Line

December 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday, the Center for Security Policy (CSP) released a sobering analysis on growing threats to our national security due to the deterioration of America’s nuclear arsenal in light of growing threats from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran.

Source: CSP Releases Crucial Analysis on U.S. Deteriorating Nuclear Deterrent ⋆ Conservative Firing Line


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