The Very Important Case Against More Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Source: Common Dreams
by Daryl G Kimball

“Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutal war on Ukraine, along with his implied threats of nuclear weapons use against any who would interfere, has raised the specter of nuclear conflict. Last month, CIA Director William Burns said that although there is no sign that Russia is preparing to do so, ‘none of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons.’ As the war drags on, it is vital that Russian, NATO, and U.S. leaders maintain lines of communication to prevent direct conflict and avoid rhetoric and actions that increase the risk of nuclear escalation. Provocations could include deploying tactical nuclear weapons or developing new types of nuclear weapons designed for fighting and ‘winning’ a regional nuclear war.” (05/02/22)