The threat of nuclear war fills people with fear. Yet the increasingly blurred line between nuclear and conventional weapons is heightening the danger. Nuclear and non-nuclear weapons have never been entirely separate from each other. The B-29 bomber, for example, was designed and built to deliver conventional bombs. But on 6 August 1945 one of these aircraft, Enola Gay, dropped a nuclear weapon on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
MOSCOW – Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday, claiming a technological breakthrough that could dramatically increase Russia's military capability, boost the Kremlin's global position and also raise Western concerns about a potential renewed arms race in the 21st century.
Norway may offer its military resources to NATO's missile defense system across Europe, the system created to deter Russia from detonating its nuclear weapons. Scientists and experts from the Norwegian and U.S. armed forces formed a group earlier this month to research and present recommendations to Norway's government, reported the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen over the weekend. Such a move would mark a departure in foreign policy for Norway, which was previously skeptical of the missile defense system. Although Norway doesn't have missiles to contribute to the defense system, the country will likely contribute sensors and radars to the missile shield. Norway currently has radar systems installed on five of its warships that it may offer up to the NATO missile defense system.