Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday the United States will deploy small nuclear weapons on two new missiles to counter growing threats posed by Russia and China.
The United States will deploy modified smaller nuclear warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles and re-deploy sea-launched nuclear cruise missiles to counter Russia’s plans for using small nuclear weapons.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to combat a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about his nuclear weapons arsenal and to announce that he will be giving out “Fake News” awards.
The Trump administration will designate domestic U.S. missile defense as a “priority action” as part of its forthcoming National Security Strategy, or NSS, according to draft language viewed by the Washington Free Beacon that singles out Iranian and North Korean missile threats as a direct danger to the American homeland.
Randy Bryce, the Democratic candidate challenging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), accepted the endorsement Tuesday of an organization that opposes the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday launched an office dedicated to confronting the threat of terrorist groups acquiring weapons of mass destruction to use against the United States.
The U.S. government is becoming increasingly concerned about the depth of military cooperation between Iran and North Korea, with officials warning that high-level meetings between Iranian and North Korean contacts indicate efforts to deepen ties that may extend to weapons of mass destruction, according to a new report.