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Pentagon Document Warns of ‘Increased Potential’ for Nuclear War

The Pentagon warned of an “increased potential” for a nuclear conflict in a document that was released to the public on Tuesday. The document is a manual on the Pentagon’s nuclear strategy originally published in April 2020. It was posted online this week after being obtained by the Federation of American Scientists through the Freedom of Information Act.

The manual blames US “adversaries” for the heightened risk of nuclear war. The document reads: “Despite concerted US efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in international affairs and to negotiate reductions in the number of nuclear weapons, since 2010 no potential adversary has reduced either the role of nuclear weapons in its national security strategy or the number of nuclear weapons it fields. Rather, they have moved decidedly in the opposite direction. As a result, there is an increased potential for regional conflicts involving nuclear-armed adversaries in several parts of the world and the potential for adversary nuclear escalation in crisis or conflict.”

Over the past few years, the US has been tearing up arms control treaties and does not appear to be making efforts to pursue new agreements. The Trump administration withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a Cold War-era piece of arms control between the US and Russia that prohibited the development of medium-range nuclear and ballistic missiles.

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