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A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) or non-strategic nucl...

wikipedia - 08 Nov 2016
A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) or non-strategic nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations, mostly with friendly forces in proximity and perhaps even on contested friendly territory. This is opposed to strategic nuclear weapons which are designed to be mostly targeted in the enemy interior away from the war front against military bases, cities, towns, arms industries, and other hardened or larger-area targets to damage the en
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Partisan battle for new tactical nuke looms in Senate

DefenseNews.com - 06 Jun 2018
It's the latest flashpoint in a partisan divide over whether to pursue a new, tactical submarine-launched nuclear missile. The Pentagon and others advocate for the systems to deter Russia from using its own arsenal of low-yield nuclear weapons, but ...
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Watch | Have Nuclear Weapons Made India More Secure?

The Wire - 17 Jun 2018
On the contrary, it has also made India less secure, as Pakistan can get away with terrorist activities against India because of their nuclear weapons, implying for India the limitations of nuclear deterrence at the tactical level. 'No dire need to ...
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US senators grapple with new sub-launched nuke

DefenseNews.com - 13 Jun 2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted against scuttling legislation to force the Trump administration to seek congressional approval for a new low-yield, tactical nuclear weapon. The narrow 47-51 vote not to table that legislation — a proposed amendment ...
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Democrats fight Pentagon's push for battlefield nukes

DefenseNews.com - 22 May 2018
Smith's stance tracks with his previous positions on nuclear weapons. He's balked at the long-term costs of nuclear weapons modernization, proposed the country adopt a policy of not using nuclear weapons first and attempted to cut funding for the ...
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The Growing Dangers of the New Nuclear-Arms Race

The New Yorker - 24 May 2018
It also requires new, low-yield “tactical” warheads and bombs, a category of weapons once considered so destabilizing that President George H. W. Bush removed almost all of them from active service, in 1991. The cost of rebuilding America's nuclear ...
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China pushing new generation of nuclear weapons: report

The Hill - 28 May 2018
China is reportedly stepping up its development of next-generation nuclear weapons, holding tests to simulate blasts more often than the United States is. The United States carries out less than one such test a month on average, while China's average ...
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America Should Loan South Korea and Japan Nuclear Weapons

The National Interest Online (blog) - 10 Jun 2018
U.S. nuclear weapons should be in South Korea—and Japan as well. Then North Korea will finally have reason to negotiate away its nuclear forces. Washington could simply put its some of its tactical nuclear weapons back in South Korea as it had ...
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New sub-launched nuke clears congressional hurdle

DefenseNews.com - 13 Jun 2018
The U.S. Senate shelved legislation by Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed, D-R.I., to force the Trump administration to seek Congressional approval for a planned low-yield tactical nuclear weapon. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images).
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Terrifying new nuclear threat is here

Fox News - 24 May 2018
The latest version of the B61 thermonuclear gravity bomb, which has origins as far back as the 1960s, is engineered as a low-to-medium yield strategic and tactical nuclear weapon, according to nuclearweaponsarchive.org, which also states the weapon has ...
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Bucking global trend, India, Pakistan add nuclear arms

The Asian Age - 19 Jun 2018
New Delhi: Amid a belligerent bilateral relationship of rancour and a legacy of wars between them, India and Pakistan are bucking a global trend by increasing the number of nuclear weapons in their arsenal. Of the world's nine nuclear weaponised ...
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History Tells Us North Korea Will Never Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons

The National Interest Online - 02 Jun 2018
Kiev agreed to forfeit an arsenal numbering 1,900 Soviet strategic nuclear warheads, between 2,650 and 4,200 Soviet tactical nuclear weapons, 176 Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles, and 44 strategic bombers in exchange for a pledge from Moscow, ...
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Former defense officials beg Congress not to fund new nuclear warhead

DefenseNews.com - 23 May 2018
The letter, delivered this week to members of the relevant committees with oversight on nuclear weapons, warns that pursuing so-called tactical nuclear weapons is a “gateway to nuclear catastrophe” that “should not be pursued.” The Pentagon's Nuclear ...
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Why North Korea went nuclear

BBC History Magazine (blog) - 11 Jun 2018
That year, North Korea hinted to South Korea that it might ask China for tactical nuclear weapons. The following year, a much bolder claim was made: that North Korea had acquired nuclear-tipped missiles. And in 1977, during a visit to China, Kim Il ...
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Beginning of the end to the 1953 regime?

The Japan Times - 18 Jun 2018
First, North Korea doesn't seem ready to give up its nuclear weapons and, second, there are probably no viable military options to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue. Now that U.S. ...

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