A new nuclear policy issued by the Trump administration, which vows to counter a rush by the Russians to modernize their forces, is touching off a new kind of nuclear arms race.
While the Obama administration insists that its $1 trillion plan to upgrade America’s nuclear weapon stockpiles is not in any way aimed at deterring Russian “aggression,” language in the new defense budget proves otherwise.
US Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said on Tuesday that the United States must continue efforts to modernize its nuclear forces to deter Russia, including more exercises and improved readiness of those forces in Europe.
Washington will not succeed in pulling Moscow back into an arms race through the modernization of the US nuclear arsenal, a senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia would be forced to take counter measures to restore the balance of power in Europe if media reports that the United States plans to upgrade its nuclear presence in Germany are true, President Vladimir Putin...