Deployment of new US nuclear warhead on submarine a dangerous step, critics say

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First submarine to go on patrol armed with the W76-2 warhead makes a nuclear launch more likely, arm control advocates warn

The US has deployed its first low-yield Trident nuclear warhead on a submarine that is currently patrolling the Atlantic Ocean, it has been reported, in what arms control advocates warn is a dangerous step towards making a nuclear launch more likely.

According to the Federation of American Scientists, the USS Tennessee – which left port in Georgia at the end of last year – is the first submarine to go on patrol armed with the W76-2 warhead, commissioned by Donald Trump two years ago.

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