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U.S. Military Has Deployed New Nuclear Weapon That Has Experts Worried about War | Portside

The United States has deployed a new low-yield nuclear warhead that experts warned could increase the likelihood of a conflict going nuclear, according to a new report.

The Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday that the W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead was supplied to Ohio-class USS Tennessee ballistic missile submarine, which deployed to the Atlantic Ocean from Kings Bay, Georgia, late last month. The report estimated that the new warhead was fitted on at least one or two of the vessel’s 20 Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles, each of which could carry up to eight warheads.

Source: U.S. Military Has Deployed New Nuclear Weapon That Has Experts Worried about War, Report Says | Portside

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