Pentagon’s chief is putting Russia on the same category as North Korea after threats hurled at the United States and its allies. In response to the rising “Russian threat,” the official said that NATO is reviewing its nuclear playbook for a possible attack on Vladimir Putin. Will Russia be able to endure an attack from NATO?
Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressed U.S. servicemen, missile units, and B-52 crews at Minot Base as he discussed Russian aggression and NATO’s plans. The official said that Russia and North Korea can be considered on the same plane, and there is a need to invest billions to refresh NATO’s nuclear playbook to incorporate and improve conventional and unconventional deterrence methods.
NATO Prepares for Terrible Nuclear Attacks Against Russia
“Russia has long been a nuclear power, but Moscow’s recent saber-rattling and building of new nuclear weapons systems raises serious questions about its leaders’ commitment to strategic stability, their regard for long-established accords of using nuclear weapons and whether they respect the profound caution that Cold War era leaders showed in respect to brandishing their nuclear weapons,” claimed the Pentagon chief, as quoted by RT.
“It is a sobering fact that the most likely use of nuclear weapons today is not the massive ‘nuclear exchange’ of the classic Cold War-type, but rather the unwise resorting to smaller but still unprecedentedly terrible attacks, for example by Russia or North Korea,” he said.
The official added that the United States cannot allow such to happen, thus the country works with allies in both regions to develop new ways to sustain strategic stability and deterrence.
Another report from RT calls out possible agenda setting of the Washington Post. According to the report, “Washington Post thinks Russian radio, not NATO bombing, turned Serbs against the Alliance.” RT claims that WaPo’s latest “scary Russians” article is only grounded on falsehoods and exaggerations, emphasizing what experts have called hybrid warfare between Russia and the West.