The Pentagon Just Simulated a Nuclear War With Russia – Futurism

Posted: February 27, 2020 at 1:10 am

War Games

The Pentagon performed a training exercise last week in which it simulated a nuclear exchange with Russia, according to National Defense Magazine.

They attacked us with a low-yield nuclear [warhead], and in the course of the exercise we simulated responding with a nuclear weapon, an official told the magazine under condition of anonymity.

Its common for the Pentagon to walk through simulated conflicts in order to fine-tune its official response, according to National Defense but its unusual to publicize the simulations.

And this particular exercise sounds important, with Defense One corroborating National Defenses claim that U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper personally took part.

National Defense contextualized the exercise as part of the Trump administrations efforts to modernize the militarys nuclear stockpile and, chillingly, prepare to use it.

The other side is building their nuclear weapons up, modernizing their stockpiles, and so this [U.S. modernization effort] is just a sensible response to that, the anonymous official said.

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