The Sunday Times writing about the allegedly deteriorating state of health of the ex-Colonel of the GRU Sergey Skripal is example of “controlled leakage”, evidence of a link between the intelligence services and the British media. The British are preparing the information background in order to announce the death of the Russian citizen and the destruction of evidence related to the Salisbury incident.
The United States is obsessed about the right to use nuclear weapons first. Washington must not abandon the preventive strike policy, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford said in the Senate.
A recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on Western Militarism. The implicit messagt that Washington is more trigger-happy than Moscow in this regard constitutes disinformation.
As mutually assured destruction remains the pillar of the nuclear deterrence strategy since the Cold War era, neither the United States in its latest Nuclear Posture Review nor Russia in its Military Doctrine have adopted the No First Use policy. The only nuclear powers to have pledged not to use nuclear weapons first are China and India.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen Dunford, asked if the United States must adopt the No First Use policy with respect to nuclear weapons, said [49:30-50:08 mins of the video] that the “current policy complicates an adversary’s decision-making process. I would not recommend any changes that simplifies an adversary’s decision-making calculus.”