Discussions are brewing over the possibility of a limited and controlled nuclear war and Russia’s use of a tactical type of weapon in the context of the Ukraine conflict, the Bulletin of Nuclear Scientists has warned.
In an interview with QUB Radio, François Diaz-Maurin, editor of Nuclear Affairs of the Bulletin of Nuclear Scientists, noted that there is an obligation to educate, inform and alert people to these types of issues. “We have tried to spread the effect of knowledge and nuclear exchanges in the world,” he noted on the microphone of Benoit Dudrysak.
According to him, the strategy of controlled nuclear war can be doubted and he does not want to check whether it is true or false. “If we try to check, we’re giving up the possibility of using a weapon. The only benefit we’ve had is when only one country in the history of mankind had a nuclear weapon and both bombs in its possession were used. Nine countries today have nuclear weapons. So it’s complicated to admit that he can have a controlled war. .
The latter clarified that there are theories in the other direction as well. These indicate that the use of a nuclear weapon would call for such a destructive response, as the principles of policy dictate that these types of actions should be subject to a response of the same order of magnitude. “The use of a single nuclear weapon is an aberration and a mistake on the scale of humanity.”
Mr. According to Diaz-Maurin, the first purpose of developing a nuclear weapon is to inflict damage on the enemy. “The military seeks maximum force. The latter affects how the bomb is launched. If it detonates before it hits the ground, it can do even more damage to cities. An average 300-kiloton weapon produced an enormous amount of heat. In a conflict between India and Pakistan, it would be on the order of 100 nuclear weapons. As for the war between America and Russia, it would be 1500 on both sides.Also, this war would not be limited to the territories of America and Russia.
In the event of a nuclear war, Mr. Diaz-Maurin believes. He felt that governments around the world should be prepared for this eventuality.
“We are in a period of real uncertainty. I cannot say what will or will not happen in Ukraine. We are informing people about the consequences of using nuclear weapons and the possibility of real escalation.