Behind Putin’s nuclear threats – POLITICO


via Behind Putin’s nuclear threats – POLITICO.

NATO responds with military exercises and rethinks atomic posture.

8/18/15, 7:27 AM CET

“Let me remind you that Russia is one of the world’s biggest nuclear powers,” Putin told Russian youth last summer. “These are not just words — this is the reality. What’s more, we are strengthening our nuclear deterrent capability and developing our armed forces.”

“The Russians want to sow discord within NATO, where the nuclear issue is extremely divisive,” argued Pauli Järvenpää, a former Finnish ambassador who is now a senior fellow at the International Centre for Defense and Security in Tallinn. “And they want to signal how important some issues are for them.”

Underwater atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, conducted by thee U.S. army on July 25, 1946 | Flickr

Underwater atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, conducted by thee U.S. army on July 25, 1946 | Flickr

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