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Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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Russia's rising military: Should the U.S. send more nuclear weapons to Europe?

July 21, 2015, Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer argues that Russia's actions in Ukraine and its military modernization program, while concerning, are not cause for the United States to deploy additional nuclear weapons to Europe. He writes that the approximately 200 B61 non-strategic nuclear gravity bombs already deployed to Europe are sufficient to deter Russia, and that NATO should instead bolster its conventional capabilities.

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