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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

April 2019 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Vice Chairman Stresses Realities of Strategic Nuclear Deterrence DoD News 30 Apr 2019 -- Americans need to understand the strategic reasoning behind the U.S. nuclear triad and what those capabilities mean to the nation and the world, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
  • Russia Ready to Extend New START, But Future of Treaty in Doubt - Antonov Sputnik 30 Apr 2019 -- Russia is ready to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), but the future of the agreement remains in doubt after the United States quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said in remarks at the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
  • Russia Insists on Total Ban of Nuclear Drills in Non-Nuclear States Sputnik 26 Apr 2019 -- Russia insists on introducing a complete ban on military exercises related to the use of nuclear weapons in non-nuclear states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday.
  • US seeking surprise nuclear attack potential: Russia Press TV 25 Apr 2019 -- The United States has been deploying missile defense systems near Russia to establish a nuclear shield that would make delivering a surprise nuclear strike on the country possible, says a top Russian general.
  • U.S. Nuclear Umbrella Extends to Allies, Partners, Defense Official Says DoD News 24 Apr 2019 -- Allies and partners around the world should and do take comfort in the fact that the U.S. has both the will and the means to use its nuclear weapons, if necessary, to protect them from aggression, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said here today.
  • Washington ignored Moscow's nuclear war prevention pact: Report Press TV 21 Apr 2019 -- The United States has reportedly ignored a Russian draft joint declaration on how to prevent a nuclear war, amid rising tensions between the two sides who accuse each other of violating a landmark Cold War nuclear arms control treaty.
  • US Inexplicably Halts Disclosure of Info on Size of Nuclear Arsenal Sputnik 18 Apr 2019 -- Washington began a $1.5 trillion 30-year modernisation of the US' nuclear arsenal in 2010, with President Trump's 2018 Nuclear Posture Review calling for the creation of new tactical and sea-launched weapons, and lowering the threshold for their use including the possibility of a US nuclear response to "significant non-nuclear strategic attacks."
  • DOD Leaders Brief Congress on WMD Threats and Department's Response DoD News 04 Apr 2019 -- The lethality of the U.S. military "depends on our warfighters' ability to deter, prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons and their effects, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for chemical and biological defense programs told Congress yesterday.
  • USSTRATCOM announces initial operational capability of NC3 Enterprise Center US Air Force 04 Apr 2019 -- U.S. Strategic Command officials formally declared initial operational capability of the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center, or NEC, April 3.

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