Pentagon’s new nuke strategy acknowledges Russia developing long-range nuke torpedo

Pentagon’s new nuke strategy acknowledges Russia developing long-range nuke torpedo

[Ed. – Information — and a lot of speculation — has been out there on this for a while.  The new Nuclear Posture Review outlines it officially as an emerging threat for the first time in a public, unclassified document.]

The report also publicly acknowledges, for the first time, that Russia is “developing” a “new intercontinental, nuclear armed, nuclear-powered, undersea autonomous torpedo.”

Known in English as the “Status-6” system, the program is described by US officials as essentially a drone-type device fired underwater that can potentially travel thousands of miles and strike US coastal targets such as military bases or cities.

Upon detonation, the device is designed to cause large zones of radioactive contamination.

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Some analysts have called it a “doomsday weapon,” and US Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, has labeled the concept “destabilizing.”

“The concept is a horror of the Cold War,” according to Adam Mount, a senior fellow and the director of the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists. “It is clearly inspired by overblown Russian worries that US missile defenses will make their missile forces obsolete.”

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