In particular, the document advocates for increasing American nuclear arsenal, euphemizing a euphemism “low-yield” missiles with the word “supplements". The underestimation comes in proportion as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are technically “low-yield”. The review states that the country needs them to deter Russia.
“Russia’s belief that limited nuclear first use, potentially including low-yield weapons, can provide such an advantage is based, in part, on Moscow’s perception that its greater number and variety of non-strategic nuclear systems provide a coercive advantage in crises and at lower levels of conflict. Correcting this mistaken Russian perception is a strategic imperative,” the review says.