VOA: Russia Threatens Massive Response if US Deploys Low-Yield Nukes on Subs | JoyFreak

VOA: Russia Threatens Massive Response if US Deploys Low-Yield Nukes on Subs

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Russia is warning that any U.S. attempt to use a low-yield nuclear weapon against a Russian target would set off a massive nuclear response.

The Russian foreign ministry was reacting to a State Department paper released last week that says placing low-yield nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles launched from submarines would counter what it sees as possible new threats from both Russia and China.
The State Department asserts that the low-yield weapons “reduce the risk of nuclear war by reinforcing extended deterrence and assurance.”
 

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