"There was an error printed in the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review", a Pentagon spokesperson told the Times on Saturday.
"Recent Russian statements... appear to lower the threshold for Moscow's first-use of nuclear weapons", the Review claims and sets a priority strategic task in "correcting" the "mistaken Russian perception" that "its greater number and variety of non-strategic nuclear systems provide a coercive advantage in crises and at lower levels of conflict".
When the Obama administration did its own reset of the strategy in 2010, it argued the world could be made safer if the USA reduced the role of nuclear weapons in defense strategy.
"Our deterrence strategy for North Korea makes clear that any North Korean nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners is unacceptable and will result in the end of that regime", the document said.
By expanding its own low-yield nuclear capability, the United States would deter Russian Federation from using nuclear weapons, according to American officials.
Russian Federation is questioning US compliance with the treaty, whose limitations on long-range nuclear weapons took effect Monday. In Asia, China (270) is followed by Pakistan, which has 140 nuclear weapons while India trails them with 130.
The foreign minister said the same impulse was driving the USA to undermine the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which president Donald Trump has demanded be renegotiated. He said he recently received a letter from senators expressing concern that the nuclear strategy would undermine traditional USA leadership on efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.
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"These policy changes seem preparatory to withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty of 1987".
Despite his predecessor signing a treaty between the USA and Russian Federation pledging to keep their nuclear arsenals low, Trump's administration has unveiled new plans for low-yield nuclear weapons following his call to "modernize and rebuild or nuclear arsenal" in his State of the Union address.
The new document calls for far more spending - a program that at a minimum will cost $1.2 trillion over 30 years, without inflation taken into account. For example, the policy calls for "the rapid development" of a cruise missile that would be fired from submarines, then become airborne before reaching its target.
Any adversary would be uncertain of the yield of an incoming nuclear weapon launched from a strategic submarine, and would nearly certainly respond with strategic weapons, she said. He stopped by a nuclear submarine base in Washington state. "Were Iran to decide to acquire nuclear weapons, pressures on other countries in the region to acquire their own nuclear weapons would increase", it said.
"The strategy develops capabilities aimed at making use of nuclear weapons less likely..."
But the diminution of arms control as a central part of the nuclear strategy may be just as striking.
The "tailored strategy" for Russia was meant to "pose insurmountable difficulties to any Russian strategy of aggression against the United States, its allies, or partners and ensure the credible prospect of unacceptably dire costs to the Russian leadership if it were to choose aggression", the document said.