The US is changing the nuclear doctrine – there is a new strategy. “The only rival” not Russia, but China | World news
The document published by the Pentagon provides, inter alia, to the modernization of the American nuclear capacity and allows its use by USA as the first nuclear weapons.
“China’s greatest rival”. There is a new US security strategy
The National Security Strategy points to China as the greatest challenge for the United States. – The PRC is the only rival that aims to change the international order and has more and more ability to do so – he said during a press conference in Washington secretary of defense USA Lloyd Austin.
According to the Pentagon, Russia does not have the capacity to undermine the position of the United States in the long term. “But Russian aggression now poses a direct and acute threat to our interests and values,” said Austin.
The National Security Strategy stresses that the bar for the US use of nuclear weapons is set very high. The United States, however, no longer excludes the use of such weapons in response to a non-nuclear strategic threat to the country, US forces overseas, or its allies. The authors of the document explain that the earlier “No First Use” doctrine poses an unacceptable level of risk to non-nuclear capabilities developed and introduced by US rivals.
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