[Military Military Channel/Comprehensive Report] Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, and claimed that "the United States and its NATO allies are also doing the same." This is the first time since the mid-1990s that Russia Nuclear weapons are deployed overseas, and some personnel and fighter planes of the Belarusian military have completed training and preparations capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Generally, the issues of nuclear weapons discussed in the international news mostly revolve around strategic nuclear weapons and the intercontinental ballistic missiles carrying them, but the so-called tactical nuclear weapons refer to the use of more limited range and the destruction of enemy personnel in relatively small areas , facilities and other designated targets, and some types of tactical nuclear bombs will not cause long-term radioactive pollution after detonation, so personnel can enter the scene within a short time after detonation.
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Tactical nuclear weapons can be used as carriers through short-range missiles, artillery shells, and even smaller weapons. In the 1950s, the U.S. military even developed recoilless guns that can launch tactical nuclear bombs and can be operated by one person. After the explosion, the high-concentration radiation dose can Almost immediately killed people within 150 meters of the target, and exposed people within 400 meters to potentially lethal dangerous concentrations. Strike groups were deployed at intervals to defend against the Soviet army's attack and slow down the Soviet army's attack speed through radioactive contamination.
In 1958, in order to deter the CCP, the U.S. military deployed the tactical nuclear weapon "Taucher" cruise missile at Tainan Airport. It was originally expected that the test launch would prevent the CCP from using force against Taiwan in a short time, but because the U.S. military did not contain Gai refused to deploy in the Jinma area in the defense area, and the accuracy and range were not enough, so the CCP was not too afraid. In August of the same year, the famous 823 artillery battle still broke out, and these missiles also After the 1970s, the United States tried to win over the CCP against the Soviet Union, and withdrew from Taiwan in order to show its goodwill.
With the end of the Cold War, and the use of tactical nuclear weapons can easily escalate into strategic nuclear retaliation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, countries have gradually reduced the development and inventory of tactical nuclear weapons. However, Russia has recently decided to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. There is no accurate information on whether the Russian army intends to use these weapons on the battlefield against Ukraine, but this move has caused concern and vigilance in surrounding countries.
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