Expert Concerned Russia Could Deploy Small, ‘Tactical’ Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine

March 28, 2022
Sarah Bidgood

This article is part of a larger Ukraine collection by CNS:
Putin’s War with Ukraine: Voices of CNS Experts on the Russian Invasion

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NBCLX storyteller Clark Fouraker speaks with Sarah Bidgood from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Russian nuclear forces have been on high alert during the war with Ukraine, though experts agree the threat of nuclear weapons actually being used remains low. If Russia were to use nuclear weapons at all, the most likely usage would be a smaller “tactical” bomb that would impact a battlefield or military installation.

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