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Russia’s new military doctrine will put more emphasis on nuclear capabilities. Moscow will be able to use nukes in small-scale conflicts and launch pre-emptive nuclear strikes.
The news comes from Nikolay Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian Security Council. In an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, he said that the new document, which is now prepared to be signed into law, will have several revisions from the current version adopted in 2000.
Originally posted by mattifikation
Where did you get your information from? No state holds 98% of the U.S. stockpile. A considerable portion of our nuclear weapons are on submarines, the rest are located all around the country.
Chernobyl was a radioactive disaster, but it had little in common with nuclear weapons. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are already being lived in. They are not uninhabitable for "?0,000" years, and while today's nuclear weapons are far more powerful they do not produce radioactive particles with "?0,000" times the half life of the original nuclear weapons. Nuclear meltdowns and nuclear bombs are two entirely different monsters.
As for sense, the Soviet Union tried its hardest to cover up Chernobyl. Pripyat wasn't evacuated until more than a day later, when foreign countries started detecting the radiation. There was little sense involved in any of the Soviet Union's reaction to the disaster.