After eight years of Barack Obama dismantling America’s nuclear arsenal while Russia was building their nuclear arsenal, America is scrambling to develop newer nuclear weapons.
Military experts say that thanks to Obama, the US would most likely lose a war with either Russia or China, which was not the case before Obama took office.
In the past couple of months, we have heard reports that Russia will be deploying their new hypersonic nuclear missiles sometime year.
We also hear that China is building a trove of new warships and weapons as well.
Under President Donald Trump, America’s military is working 24/7 to try to give the US some kind of chance if the worst scenario did happen.
Fox News – Pentagon builds new low-yield nuclear warhead for submarine launch – The Pentagon is pursuing modifications to its existing Trident II D5 submarine-launched, nuclear-armed ballistic missile as part of a broader strategic effort to engineer a new “low-yield” warhead – in alignment with DoD’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).
The NPR, released last year by the Trump administration and Pentagon, calls for the addition of new low-yield nuclear weapons to increase the sphere of deterrence options available to US commanders.
“The modifications to a small number of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) to provide a low-yield option and the pursuit of a modern nuclear-armed Sea-Launched Cruise Missile will provide additional diversity in platforms, range and survivability, and a valuable hedge against future nuclear “break-out” scenarios,” Pentagon spokesperson Johnny Michael told Warrior Maven.
A senior Navy official told Warrior that the modifications involve engineering a new reentry body or “warhead” for the missile…
The new low-yield warhead would provide a third warhead option for the Trident missiles that are carried by many US submarines.
A low-yield nuclear warhead may sound trivial, but it still carries about the same impact as the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of World War II.
Other nuclear warheads, missiles and bombs are many times more powerful than the low-yield.
A low yield may be a better choice to limit the destruction to a smaller area, but we all pray that the use of them will never come.
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