Joe Biden renounces the “No first use” doctrine for American nuclear weapons

If the doctrine of use of nuclear weapons in democracies is a highly political subject, it is clear that for fifty years, these have changed little, whether in France, in Great Britain like in the United States. During the last US presidential campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to incorporate a firm rule on the use of these weapons if he were elected, renouncing them unless attacked by other weapons. nuclear. And as there were many before him, Joe Biden finally gave up implementing such a doctrine, sticking to the very traditional doctrine of using…

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Conversion of 2 French SSBNs into cruise missile submarines, a more attractive hypothesis than it seems

For several months, the deputy of Eure and member of the Defense commission of the National Assembly Fabien Gouttefarde, wants to be force of proposal as for the future evolutions of the French defense programs. Although he belonged to the Republic on the Move, he did not hesitate, for example, to plead insistently for the Air and Space Force, but also the National Navy, to acquire a version of electronic warfare and suppression of adverse anti-aircraft defenses of the Rafale, and this despite the end of non-receipt, also very open to criticism, addressed by the Ministry of the Armed Forces to one of his colleagues in the opposition, Jean-Christophe...

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US nuclear submarines are said to have been built with inferior steel

This is information that falls rather badly, while the US Navy is engaged in a strategic race with the Chinese Navy, and that Australia has terminated the contract for the construction of 12 French Shortfin Barracuda submarines to turn to a nuclear solution most likely coming from the United States. Indeed, Elaine Marie Thomas, former Tacoma smelter manager, pleaded guilty to falsifying quality accounts of steel delivered to Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding shipyards between 1985 and 2017, steel used for construction of US Navy nuclear submarines. According to the investigation report, 240 batches of steel…

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This time, the nuclear arms race is back on track

For several months, and even years, the majority of observers of world defense issues have wondered whether or not we have entered into a new nuclear arms race. The announcement made by the US Navy about its next long-range nuclear-capable cruise missile program leaves no room for doubt on this subject... According to an article from the American site Défensenews.com, quoting an official source from the US Navy, the latter is preparing to launch, on the occasion of the 2022 budget, work on the design and production of a new on-board cruise missile, potentially launched from a…

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The first American submarine equipped with tactical nuclear war missiles to set sail

During the Cold War, both sides had missiles and bombs with low-power nuclear payloads, intended for use not against opposing cities or industrial infrastructure, but against military forces. We were talking then about tactical nuclear weapons. The doctrine of the time wanted it to be possible to make use of these weapons, without exceeding the threshold triggering strategic fire, namely the reciprocal elimination of the adversaries with intercontinental ballistic missiles implementing strategic nuclear charges of several hundreds of kilograms. Already at the time, many voices were raised against such scenarios, judging that it was impossible...

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