Germany and its NATO allies work out nuclear war scenario

North Atlantic Alliance conducts training using fighter-bombers
17:24, 19 October 2019
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Germany and its NATO allies conduct the Steadfast Noon exercises. At the landfill they work out a nuclear war scenario, Deutsche Welle reports.

Allied forces of the North Atlantic Alliance are training using fighter-bombers. The safe movement of nuclear weapons from underground storage facilities to aircraft and their installation is also being worked out.

The Bundeswehr uses the Panavia Tornado combat aircraft of the 33rd Tactical Air Squadron; the planes are located at the Buchel air base in Eifel, where American B61 hydrogen bombs might also be stored.
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These exercises may be related to the growing threat of a nuclear war, after the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) was terminated due to the withdrawal of the United States and Russia on August 2.

In June 2019, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned the EU countries that Russia had already developed a new medium-range nuclear missile system and even deployed it.

An agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles was signed in 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan. The agreement prohibits the parties from producing ballistic and cruise ground-based nuclear missiles with a range of 500 to 5500 km, as well as their testing and deployment.
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