28 Oct 2022 3:59 pm

The new US defense strategy includes the use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear threats. This is justified by the fact that the USA will face two strategic competitors in the future – Russia and China. In addition, Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons.

During his 2020 election campaign, US President Joe Biden promised that he would declare that the US nuclear arsenal should only be used as a deterrent or in retaliation against a nuclear attack. That position has been praised by progressive Democrats and opposed by defense fanatics, it was reported Bloomberg on Thursday.

However, the threat situation has changed dramatically since then, according to the newspaper. On Thursday, the US Department of Defense released the 2022 strategy paper on the new national defense strategy.

The strategy paper also includes an evaluation of the Biden administration’s nuclear policy, the related nuclear report. After examining its nuclear policy, the US government came to the conclusion, quoted Bloomberg from the nuclear report that the “No First Use” and “Sole Purpose” policies

“would result in an unacceptable level of risk given the range of non-nuclear capabilities being developed and deployed by competitors that could inflict strategic-level damage on the US and its allies.”

According to the report, US nuclear strategy is changing because of the range of non-nuclear capabilities of its competitors. In the document, the US Department of Defense referred to a growing nuclear threat from China and Russia. Accordingly become

“In the 2030s, for the first time in its history, the United States will face two major nuclear powers as strategic competitors and potential adversaries”.

For this reason, according to the nuclear report, the USA would also use its nuclear weapons in the future in the event of a threat from non-nuclear weapons. While they “maintain a very high bar for the use of nuclear weapons,” the US does not rule out using nuclear weapons in retaliation for a non-nuclear strategic threat to its own country, a non-nuclear threat to US forces abroad, or used by allies.

Scholarship holder at the American Enterprise Institute Mackenzie Eaglen commented on the about-face. she be

“[…] amazed at how strong their position is on nuclear modernization and policies and how much continuity in national security there is between governments of the different parties. They stand ready to postpone their visionary policies in the face of the harsh reality of China and Russia’s nuclear weapons.”

Noisy Bloomberg had Putin and other Russian officials openly raised the possibility of using nuclear weapons in their invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at the Valdai conference on Thursday, Putin said Russia had only “hinted” at the use of Russian nuclear weapons in response to repeated discussions in the US and Europe about a possible nuclear conflict.

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In the speech, he warned that the world was in its most dangerous decade since the end of World War II. The magazine also reported on this Antiwar.com.

antiwar said that Putin recently said that Russia could use any weapon at its disposal to defend “its territorial integrity”. Other Russian officials have made it clear that this includes nuclear weapons and the defense of Russia’s new regions.

But there is currently no indication that Putin has made a decision about the use of nuclear weapons. In his speech at the Valday conference, the Russian President said his recent mention of nuclear weapons was merely a reaction to comments from Western officials. Putin said at the Valday conference:

“We don’t need a nuclear strike against Ukraine – there is no reason for it, neither militarily nor politically.”

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Source: RT

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