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Cuban Bombers Would Cross "Red Line," General Says
The United States would not tolerate a reported Russian proposal to station long-range nuclear bombers in Cuba, the nominee to become Air Force chief of staff said yesterday (see GSN, July 22).
If Russia acts on such a plan, "we should stand strong and indicate that is something that crosses a threshold, crosses a red line for the United States of America," Gen. Norton Schwartz said at his confirmation hearing (see GSN, July 22).
"I would certainly offer the best military advice that we engage the Russians not to pursue that approach," he added.
A White House spokeswoman would not comment on the reported plan, saying there had been no "official response from the Russian government" on the original Russian newspaper report.
"That scenario is hypothetical and speculative at this point," U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman added (Jim Mannion, Agence France-Presse/Google News, July 23).
Sept. 27, 2013
A fact sheet on current and projected costs of maintaining the U.S. nuclear deterrent, produced by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
July 18, 2013
The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
This article provides an overview of Cuba’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.