Russia is fearful that things could turn for the worse as tensions between NATO, including the United States, continue to escalate. In fact, there has been ongoing discussion on the United States potentially using nukes to deter Russia. Will the United States be ready to launch a nuclear war?
US to Use Nukes on Russia?
Russia recently warned that global security situation could take a turn, following the decision of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to develop its B61 nuclear weapon further. Moscow expressed fears that since the new bomb will be less powerful compared to other weapons, concerned parties could actually be more tempted to use it.
Specifically, the decision to develop the weapon further came following four years of work. The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) should be ready to roll out the first set of upgraded bombs by 2020. Russian Foreign Ministry and arms experts are worried of the implications.
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“We were discussing this as soon as the plans appeared about creating something that according to the information that has been made publically available has greater precision, but is not as powerful as other existing weapons within the US arsenal,” RT quoted the deputy head of the foreign ministry Sergey Ryabkov, as per the RIA Novosti.
“This means that the armaments threshold could in theory have been lowered, which of course will destabilize the situation to a certain extent,” added Ryabkov.
The Situation in Syria
In another report from Bloomberg, it appears that the United States is letting Russia win in Syria.
“The U.S. appears to be allowing Assad, Putin and Iranian generals to implement their plan. If they succeed in taking Aleppo, they will face Islamic State without U.S. support,” noted Leonid Bershidsky.
For the most part, the United States has not acted as much in the region as opposed to what Donald Trump suggested: becoming Russia’s ally. However, it can be noted that the decision is more politically correct, although there are many facets that should be fixed.
Vladimir Putin evidently has the upper hand, according to the report. Russia is backing a capable force and the United States may have to deal with that.