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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

January 2020 - United States Special Weapons News

  • US Navy Begins Controversial Deployment of Mini-Nukes Aboard Subs – Reports Sputnik 30 Jan 2020 -- In 2018, the Trump administration completed a review of the nation's nuclear stance, lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons and introducing new situations in which the US could claim a justification to use nuclear weapons preemptively, including against non-nuclear armed nations.
  • US Army Begins Destruction of Sarin Munitions Stockpile Sputnik 23 Jan 2020 -- Officials at a US Army depot in Kentucky tasked with destroying the nation's chemical weapons stockpile announced Tuesday they have recently begun focusing on munitions containing the deadly nerve agent sarin, destroying the materials through an automated two-step process.
  • US Air Force Drops Nuclear Bombs From B-52H Bomber's Nuke Inventory - Report Sputnik 14 Jan 2020 -- Introduced into service back in the 1950s, the B-52 Stratofortress and its upgraded B-52H variant have served as the backbone of the US Air Force's strategic bomber fleet, and have been used in virtually all of the major wars fought by the US since Vietnam.

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