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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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US Submarines Will Soon Carry Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Popular Mechanics - 26 Jul 2018
The U.S. Navy's fleet of ballistic missile submarines will soon carry tactical nuclear weapons, as Congress prepares to fund development of a new, low-yield nuclear warhead. The submarines, which form a functional invulnerable retaliatory force in case ...
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Significance of Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Modern Diplomacy - 28 Jul 2018
A Tactical Nuclear Weapon (TNW) is a nuclear weapon, smaller in its explosive power, which is developed to be used in the military situation on a battlefield. A TNW is a non-strategic weapon. It is the product of Cold war. The US considered it ...
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For humanity's sake, it is time to abolish nuclear weapons

The Denver Post - 27 Jul 2018
Also, the U.S. administration will not rule out the use of nuclear weapons in response to non-nuclear attacks against the U.S. and its allies and partners. Increased reliance on non-strategic (tactical) nuclear weapons is gaining acceptance by other ...
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Could India's Missile Defense Trigger a Nuclear War with Pakistan?

The National Interest Online (blog) - 07 Aug 2018
"There is, of course more nuance: Pakistan has the world's fast growing nuclear weapons program. India has chosen not to reciprocate in growing its stockpiles. Pakistan has and is trying to acquire tactical nuclear weapons while India has demurred.".
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Win the Korean War By Dropping Nuclear Weapons on China?

The National Interest Online (blog) - 29 Jul 2018
What if the United States had instead concentrated on using nuclear weapons in a tactical manner? First things first, U.S. nuclear strategy did not envision using the nation's relatively small nuclear arsenal against merely “tactical” targets; the ...
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Mother of All Bombs: Why America's Enemies Fear the GBU-43/B

The National Interest Online (blog) - 26 Jul 2018
Of course, none of these conventional weapons comes close to the power of a nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons—for their relatively diminutive physical size—offer unparalleled destructive power. America's premier tactical nuclear weapon—the B-61 ...
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China Developed a Neutron Bomb That it Never Deployed. Why?

The National Interest Online (blog) - 23 Jul 2018
"From 1977 to 1988 China developed a neutron bomb, more formally known as an enhanced radiation weapon. Neutron bombs are specialized tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) with reduced blast effects and enhanced radiation. Similar to the BMD and ASAT ...
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Is Germany Getting Ready to Dump the F-35?

The National Interest Online (blog) - 27 Jul 2018
Germany's Air Force, the Luftwaffe, is one of the NATO countries that hosts U.S. tactical nuclear weapons and is equipped with delivery systems. In specific, the Luftwaffe has designated its Tornado fighters as its dual-use aircraft (i.e. ones capable ...
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Salami Tacticals Little Nukes — No Big Deal?

GC Advocate - 29 Jul 2018
The distinction between strategic and tactical, however, is arbitrary, to say the least. A leading proponent of combat nukes, Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis, proclaimed there is “no such thing” as a tactical nuclear weapon. “Any nuclear ...
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Noam Chomsky: Hopes and Anxieties in the Age of Trump

Foreign Policy Journal (blog) - 17 Aug 2018
Do you think Trump is more likely to use tactical nuclear weapons than other presidents? Well, I think the danger with Trump and nuclear weapons is something else. If this Mueller investigation ever comes up with something, which I doubt very much, but ...
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Did Israel Drop a Tactical Nuclear Bomb on Syria?

Snopes.com - 01 May 2018
The use of atomic bombs by the U.S. against Japan at the end of World War II in 1945 marked “the first and last time that nuclear weapons have been used in warfare.” Modern usage of “tactical nuke[s]” would be globally newsworthy, but no credible news ...

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