Russia reserves right to use nukes on a pre emptive basis for pretty much any reason at all. I don’t know if this is the result the Obama admin was hoping for in it’s new global outreach strategy and dis-empowerment for America, but it certainly is the result many many of us predicted.
Let’s see what Iran and North Korea do now.
Russia: Moscow To Reserve Right To Launch Preemptive Nuclear Strike
October 13, 2009
In a new review of its nuclear weapons policy, Russia will reserve the right to a preemptive strike if it feels its security is in jeopardy, Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev told the Izvestia newspaper, Reuters reported Oct. 13. Patrushev said Russia is reviewing its military doctrine and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev will receive the new doctrine by year’s end. Patrushev said, “Conditions for the use of nuclear weapons to repel an aggression with the use of conventional weapons not only in a large-scale but also in a regional and even local war have been revised.”