Trident could be used AGAINST UK in 'devastating' nuclear missile cyber attack

Trump administration set for more hawkish position on nuclear weapons

It warns that a mistaken missile launch could result in a "significant loss of life".

Jon Wolfsthal, special assistant to Barack Obama on arms control and nonproliferation, stated the new nuclear posture review prepared by the Pentagon, envisages a modified version of the Trident D5 submarine-launched missiles with only part of its normal warhead, with the intention of deterring the use of tactical warheads deployed in conflict in Eastern Europe.

The study also recorded illicit trafficking in Moldova and Georgia of radioactive and nuclear materials; a group in Belgium affiliated to Islamic State monitoring the movements of a nuclear scientist; and German-owned Patriot missiles reported to have been hacked in 2015.

The Department of Defense was not available to respond to a request from Newsweek to confirm or deny the authenticity of the document at the time of writing.

Iran Threatens US with "Heavy Response" if it Withdraws from Nuke Deal
IAEA has verified Iran's full compliance, but continuation will depend on full U.S. compliance", Zarif tweeted from Moscow. The White House said Trump had "underscored that Iran must stop its destabilizing activity in the region".

"The Pentagon's underlying motivation", Blair said, "is fear of Russia's new option for striking USA and Western European civilian infrastructure - financial, energy, transportation and communications - with cyber and conventional forces". The worry that we, in Scottish CND and wider peace movements have, is it could maybe change the context and lead countries to believe nuclear war is feasible.

Some of the known methods that would affect the decision-making process for launching a nuclear weapon include data manipulation, cyber jamming communication channels or cyber spoofing, according to the authors of the report, worldwide security researchers Beyza Unal and Patricia Lewis. They would reach their targets - whether that was China, Russia or North Korea - within 30 minutes.

The pope addressed diplomats a day before North Korea and South Korea are due to hold talks expected to address North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The Pentagon review sends the country a strong message, writing: "There is no scenario in which the Kim [Jong Un] regime could employ nuclear weapons and survive".

Human error, system failures, design vulnerabilities, and susceptibilities within the supply chain all represent common security issues in nuclear weapons systems. "It would increase the risk of nuclear use and reduce national security".

Netanyahu to start six-day India visit on Sunday
Israel's Saare Tzedek hospital would be signing an agreement with India's ministry of health and family welfare as well. The visit comes merely six months after PM Modi visited the Jewish state, becoming the first Indian premier to do so.

"We have 4,000 nuclear weapons in our active stockpile, which is more than enough to destroy the world many times over".

The turn toward preparations for nuclear war with Russian Federation is all the more extraordinary in that it is unfolding in the context of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into allegations of "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Moscow in the 2016 election along with a virulent campaign by the Democratic Party to indict the Trump White House as too soft on Russian Federation.

The former missile officers point out that there are a number of proposals now before Congress to put in safeguards against a rogue president.

Reintroducing cruise missiles was not the only worrying element of the review.

SpaceX postpones 'static test' fire of Falcon Heavy engines
However, SpaceX made a decision to delay the launch to deal with some issues regarding the payload fairing (nose cone). Musk has said BFR could be used for missions ranging from taking satellites to low-Earth orbit to colonizing Mars .

A version of the Nuclear Posture Review obtained by the Huffington Post shows that beyond the planned replacement of USA nuclear capabilities, the President and his advisers want "supplemental" attack methods.

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