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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Key Words: Tactical Nuclear Weapons, Nasr missile, Cold Start Doctrine, Proactive Military Strategy, South Asia
(14) Most importantly, Russia is placing more emphasis on its large stockpile of tactical nuclear weapons in its national defense strategy.
NATO should support two separate options for reducing and eliminating tactical nuclear weapons: include tactical nuclear weapons in START III, and take reciprocal unilateral steps by Russia and the US to reduce nuclear weapons.
Citing recently declassified British government documents, the magazine said former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan personally authorized the deployment of the ''Red Beard'' tactical nuclear weapons in 1962.
Washington has been concerned about Pakistan's development of new nuclear weapons systems, including small tactical nuclear weapons, and has been trying to persuade Islamabad to make a unilateral declaration of "restraint."
He urged Washington to withdraw its tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, saying their presence is a strategic threat for Russia.
Historically the Harrier, capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) operations, was developed to operate from ad-hoc facilities such as car parks or forest clearings, avoiding the need for large air bases vulnerable to tactical nuclear weapons.
Bush announced the withdrawal of tactical nuclear weapons from U.S.
Britain stored tactical nuclear weapons at a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Singapore in the early 1960s, according to the latest edition of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a U.S.
The Worldwide Threat Assessment update stated, 'Pakistan is increasing its nuclear stockpile and developing tactical nuclear weapons and new ballistic missile systems'.
However, The US government remain adamant that Russia was sending tactical nuclear weapons into Crimea.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has taken a dig at the recent statements made by Indian officials with regards to New Delhi engaging Islamabad in a 'limited war', warning that Pakistan had tactical nuclear weapons capable of causing targeted damage in India.

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