tactical nuclear weapon

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tactical nuclear weapon

[′tak·tə·kəl ′nü·klē·ər ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A nuclear weapon which is programmed primarily for employment against tactical targets in tactical military operations.
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However, Pakistan is developing a new short-range rocket with nuclear capability that certainly would be characterised as a non-strategic nuclear weapon if it belonged to Russia or the United States.
The question of reductions is specifically important in the case of NATO allies, which still host around 180 US non-strategic nuclear weapons in their territory.
The United States currently maintains non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe and "the emphasis now.
Moreover, it was once hoped that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's small number of non-strategic nuclear weapons sited in Europe could be withdrawn to the United States, as they were widely considered militarily useless.
Moreover, it was once hoped that Nato's small number of non-strategic nuclear weapons sited in Europe could be withdrawn to the US, as they were widely considered militarily useless.
He has also proposed negotiated, verifiable reductions in non-strategic nuclear weapons and in non-deployed nuclear weapon stockpiles.
Regarding the non-strategic nuclear weapons, Sergey Lavrov highlighted that Russia has reduced its arsenal of such weapons by three-quarters, and moved all the bases to inside the territories, adding that his country had taken this unprecedented step at a time when the similar US arms are still deployed in Europe, which are capable of reaching the Russian territory.
We have some bilateral treaties that set limits on deployments of strategic nuclear weapons of the Russian Federation and the United States, but no requirements for verified destruction, and no treaties addressing the possession, production, or foreign deployment of non-strategic nuclear weapons.
Russia today enjoys more than a 10-1 advantage in tactical or non-strategic nuclear weapons.
It also indicated that NATO would "consider, in the context of the broader security environment, what [it] would expect to see in the way of reciprocal Russian actions to allow for significant reductions in forward-based non-strategic nuclear weapons assigned to NATO.
In addition, "Israel may also have produced non-strategic nuclear weapons, including artillery shells and atomic demolition munitions," the Guardian reported Monday.
We have endorsed the content of papers on non-strategic nuclear weapons and the reduction of the role of nuclear weapons and welcome their further elaboration in the lead up to the second NPT PrepCom in Geneva in 2013," the ten-member grouping said.