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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

August 2021 - United States Special Weapons News

  • U.S., Russian Defense Chiefs Talk By Phone About 'Strategic Stability' RFE/RL 11 Aug 2021 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, have spoken by telephone about ongoing "strategic stability" talks launched last month after a recent presidential summit.
  • Minuteman III test launch showcases readiness as safe, effective deterrent US Air Force 11 Aug 2021 -- Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, Aug. 11, demonstrating the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and providing confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear deterrent.

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