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Russia Develops 'Doomsday' Nuclear Torpedo Designed to Wipe Out US Coastal Cities

Russia Develops 'Doomsday' Nuclear Torpedo Designed to Wipe Out US Coastal Cities”

The Pentagon condemned the Russians for developing a "nuclear-armed, undersea autonomous torpedo".

But that weapon isn't just a work of fiction. It's actually being developed in Russian Federation, according to a new Defense Department report that assesses the arms advancements being made in other countries.

The report calls for the introduction of both "low yield nukes" on submarine-launched ballistic missiles and the reintroduction of submarine-launched cruise missiles, or SLCMs.

Buried in the plan is a mention of a mysterious Russian weapon called "Status-6". The weapon could trigger a tsunami wave of radioactive water that would blanket a coastal city.

Greg Weaver, deputy director of strategic capabilities at the Pentagon, said the United States would be willing to limit developing the missile if Russian Federation would "redress the imbalance in non-strategic nuclear forces".

This is the first time since 2010 that the United States military has outlined its perception of future nuclear threats, the BBC reported. Worse still, these new weapons could heighten the risk of conflict by feeding into a unsafe ongoing action-reaction cycle: For some time, new US conventional weapons that are faster, stealthier and/or more precise than before, combined with growing missile defense deployments, have stoked Russian fears that, in a conflict, America could wipe out its forces before they have a chance to inflict any damage.

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"Meanwhile, successive United States administrations deferred much-needed modernization of our nuclear weapons, infrastructure, and delivery systems".

The US wants to build new nuclear arsenal because Russian Federation now perceives its nuclear capabilities as inadequate, officials told Reuters.

That would include nuclear attacks on non-nuclear states, in keeping with the USA refusal to establish itself as never carrying out a nuclear first strike, as well as potentially used in a sneak attack against North Korea.

China was also addressed, with American officials stating its arsenal would "prevent Beijing from mistakenly concluding" that it could gain advantage by using its nuclear weapons in Asia.

According to the 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review, published on Friday, the country will maintain and enhance the capability to deploy nuclear bombers and dual-capable aircraft around the world, and it is committed to working with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to ensure the readiness and operational effectiveness of such aircraft based in Europe.

A risky disconnect is emerging between the horrific impacts of even the limited use of nuclear weapons and leaders and policymakers who seem intent on threatening nuclear use in an ever-expanding range of scenarios. Policies equating cyberthreats to nuclear threats, or raising the profile of nuclear weapons in our conventional defenses, undermine the credibility of nuclear deterrence by threatening use for lesser contingencies and makes nuclear use more likely.

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Rather than being a piece of a jigsaw filling in the gaps in dinosaur history, it is more like "a corner piece", said Dr Gorscak. Eric Gorscak, a postdoctoral research scientist at The Field Museum and a contributing author on the study, in a statement .

"It is important that we not let a button-measuring contest devolve into a button-pushing contest", he said.

The first since former President Barack Obama's first term, the updated Nuclear Posture Review says the USA will add weapons to its arsenal.

US President Donald Trump's administration said the US will expand its nuclear capabilities.

The plan calls for modifying existing United States warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles in a $50 million five-year program.

In 2016, the Pentagon had planned to spend about $100 billion from 2017 to 2022 to "sustain and modernize nuclear forces".

The United States now operates 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and will continue to take the steps needed to ensure those submarines remain operationally effective and survivable until replaced by the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, the NPR explains.

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