The U.S. house of representatives supported the plan to create new nuclear weapons
MOSCOW, may 24 — RIA Novosti. The U.S. house of representatives did not support the amendment to the military budget for 2019, which would restrict funding for the project on the creation of new nuclear warheads of low power, reports Defense News.
It is noted that the rejected amendment was to halve the financing of the program for development of nuclear warheads of low power W76−2, designed for ballistic missiles Trident II sea-based.
This amendment was supported by only 188 out of 435 members of the house of representatives, and 226 voted against it. Representatives of the Republican party openly stated that this program should become one of the means to curb Russia.
Former employees of the security organs and committees of the Pentagon sent to Congress a letter in which urged to refuse funding for the program for the creation of new nuclear warheads. In a letter to former servicemen stated that the development of the program of tactical nuclear weapons “would open the gates to nuclear disaster”.