Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an "existential threat" to the US

AP During the early months of the Trump administration, Russia reportedly told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis of its willingness to use nuclear weapons under certain conditions. It's not clear in what context the w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2018

NATO Chief Warns Russia Has Developed Weapons That "Lower Threshold" for Nuclear War

“We want to send a clear message to any potential adversaries that NATO is there to protect all allies against any threat," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 27th, 2018

Russia Says New NATO War Plan a Threat to Europe"s Stability and Moscow"s Military Is Prepared to Respond

Tensions are rising between NATO and Russia......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 13th, 2018

Pace of Disarmament Stands as Obstacle in North Korea Talks

South Korea warned of big differences between the U.S. and North Korean positions on denuclearization, highlighting the difficulty of reaching a deal as both sides continued talks aimed at halting the threat from Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 30th, 2018

Neither Trump nor Europe Can Renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal, Russia Warns

Europe is fighting to keep the deal. Trump wants to kill it. Meanwhile, Moscow and China will likely back Tehran......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 25th, 2018

Mattis: US Needs "Offensive Space Weapons" To Counter China, Russia

Unsurprisingly given the intense focus on Saudi Arabia's brutal proxy war, coverage of Defense Se.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 31st, 2018

"No Chance INF Will Be Renegotiated" Says Top Russian Official Ahead Of Trump-Putin Meeting

On Wednesday a top Russian defense official warned that it's impossible that Moscow will renegotiate the the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF), said to likely be at the top of the agenda when Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 25th, 2018

Putin says Russia"s new weapons will have no comparison to those anywhere in the world

Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will commission new weapons that have no comparisons anywhere in the world. Speaking at Thursday's meeting with top military officers and law enforce.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 25th, 2018

Nuclear Weapons

Half a century after world powers agreed to thwart the spread of nuclear weapons and reduce their own arsenals, both those projects are under strain. Under the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty, only five nations — China, France, Russia, the U.K. an.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 24th, 2018

Bolton Says U.S. to Consult Allies Before Leaving Russian Nuclear Pact

The U.S. is serious about pulling out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Russia, but further discussions are planned before formal notice of the decision would be given to Moscow, national-security adviser John Bolton said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 22nd, 2018

Key Words: Gorbachev says Trump threat to ditch INF says more about Trump than about treaty

Mikhail Gorbachev, 87, reportedly sees President Donald Trump’s threatened U.S. pullout from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as saying more about Trump than about the treaty......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 22nd, 2018

Trump Plans to Pull Out of Nuclear Weapons Pact With Russia

“We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement,” Trump said. President Donald Trump said he plans to pull out of a major arms control treaty with Russia, claiming the Kremlin breached the accord on intermediate-ran.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 21st, 2018

Trump To Pull U.S. Out Of 1987 Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia

As Russia continues to outmaneuver the US by developing new ballistic missiles like the 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile, as well as hypersonic weapons c.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 20th, 2018

Russia Has Dramatically Boosted Spending On Its Nuclear Weapons

When Russia's conventional armed forces remained weak and outda.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 19th, 2018

Putin: Russia Will Only Use Nuclear Weapons "If We Are Victims Of Aggression"

Speaking at a policy forum on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin doubled-down on a warning .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 18th, 2018

US Officials Say Russia To "Seize" Syria"s Oilfields As Moscow Presses Europe On Reconstruction

Russia is attempting to woo European countries like Germany into a program of reconstruc.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 12th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. envoy to NATO threatens Russia over new missiles

The U.S. ambassador to NATO said Washington could choose to “take out” new Russian missiles that Western allies say violate a nuclear-arms ban, if Moscow fails to comply with the Cold War-era treaty......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 2nd, 2018

U.S. Envoy Threatens Russia Over Missiles

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said Washington could choose to “take out” new Russian missiles that Western allies say violate a nuclear-arms ban, if Moscow fails to comply with the Cold War-era treaty......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 2nd, 2018

US Threatens To Destroy Russian Nuclear-Capable Missile System If Necessary

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison on Tuesday warned that the U.S. could be forced to "take out" missiles Russia is developing that violate a Cold War-era tr.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 2nd, 2018

Goldman Says These 33 Companies Will Be Rewarded As Trade War With China Goes Nuclear

In David Kostin's latest note to clients, the Goldman strategist warned that market complacency over escalating US trade war with China may have gone too far, and warned that rising tariffs represent a growing threat to corporat.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 1st, 2018

India Ignores U.S. Threat, Signs Crucial Defense Deal With Russia [REPORT]

India is reportedly going ahead with its decision to buy five advanced S-400 Triumf mis.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkSep 28th, 2018