Extended deterrence!

U.S. Department of Defense says U.S. Navy has low-equivalent nuclear weapons

Extended deterrence!
U.S. Department of Defense says U.S. Navy has low-equivalent nuclear weapons

Xinhua News Agency, Washington, February 4 (Reporter Liu Pinran, Liu Chen) The US Department of Defense said on the 4th that the US Navy has been equipped with submarine-launched ballistic missiles carrying low-equivalent nuclear warheads.

  The U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement that day that the U.S. Navy has equipped W76-2 low-equivalent nuclear warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

The statement said that the move has enhanced the deterrence of the United States, reflects the United States’ commitment to extended deterrence, and showed potential opponents that limited nuclear deployments have no advantage.

  The statement said that in the “Nuclear Posture Assessment” released by the US Department of Defense in 2018, potential U.S. adversaries felt that the deployment of low-equivalent nuclear weapons could bring advantages in the face of the United States and its allies.Projectile ballistic missiles can carry low-equivalent nuclear warheads.

  An article published by the American Federation of Scientists website on January 29 stated that the explosion equivalent of the W76-2 nuclear warhead was about 5,000 tons.

A small number of Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles on the USS Tennessee strategic nuclear submarine have been equipped with W76-2 low-equivalent nuclear warheads. The submarine began cruising in the 南京夜生活网 Atlantic Ocean at the end of last year.

  Too many experts believe that, despite the low explosive power of low-equivalent nuclear weapons, the opponent may misjudge in conflict conditions because it cannot identify the type of incoming nuclear warheads. The deployment of low-equivalent nuclear weapons is not conducive to strategic stability.

Original Title: US Department of Defense Says US Navy Is Equipped With Low-Equivalent Nuclear Weapons