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US staged ‘limited’ nuclear battle against Russia in war game | The Guardian

The US defence secretary, Mark Esper, played himself in the war game in which US forces responded to a Russian nuclear attack with a ‘limited’ nuclear response of their own

The US conducted a military exercise last week which simulated a “limited” nuclear exchange with Russia, a senior Pentagon official has confirmed.

The war game is notable because of the defense department’s highly unusual decision to brief journalists about the details and because it embodied the controversial notion that it might be possible to fight, and win, a battle with nuclear weapons, without the exchange leading to an all-out world-ending conflict.

The exercise comes just weeks after the US deployed a new low-yield submarine-launched warhead commissioned by Donald Trump, as a counter to Russian tactical weapons and intended to deter their use.

Source: US staged ‘limited’ nuclear battle against Russia in war game | World news | The Guardian

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