The United States could revise its nuclear arms policy, favoring 'a new low-yield nuclear warhead for US Trident missiles', The Guardian wrote.
The British outlet focused on opinions of several American experts who commented on the issue; some of them used to be close to the White House.
'Jon Wolfsthal, who was special assistant to Barack Obama on arms control and nonproliferation, said the new nuclear posture review prepared by the Pentagon, envisages a modified version of the Trident D5 submarine-launched missiles with only part of its normal warhead, with the intention of deterring Russia from using tactical warheads in a conflict in Eastern Europe. The new nuclear policy is significantly more hawkish that the posture adopted by the Obama administration, which sought to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in US defence', writes The Guardian.
According to the article, Washington is soon to release the nuclear postuer review, which is supposed to reflect some of the basic directions of the next steps made by the U.S. in this area.