US nuclear weapons: first low-yield warheads roll off the production line

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New type of weapon, ordered by Trump’s nuclear posture review, could make conflict more likely, say experts

The US has begun making a new, low-yield nuclear warhead for its Trident missiles that arms control advocates warn could lower the threshold for a nuclear conflict.

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced in an email it had started manufacturing the weapon at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in Texas, as ordered by Donald Trump’s nuclear posture review (NPR) last year.

Related: US to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and develop more ‘usable’ warheads

To what extent does this signal a new willingness on the part of the US to start using strategic nuclear weapons?

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