With plans to go to war with Russia, the U.S. will station new atomic weapons and 20 new nuclear bombs in Germany, according to Tuesday reports from Germany’s ZDF public television network. Each of the 20 new American nuclear bombs are four times the destructive power of the one that was used on Hiroshima in 1945, according to the article.
“With the new bombs the boundaries blur between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons,” Hans Kristensen, the Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, told ZDF. In June, Russian Foreign Ministry warned the U.S. against stationing its nuclear weapons in Europe to avoid “dangerous consequences.” These “new attack options against Russia” present “a conscious provocation of our Russian neighbors,” according to Willy Wimmer, a former Parliamentary State Secretary in Defense Ministry of German’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own conservative party. FULL REPORT