Friday, January 30, 2015

New Arms Race? Pentagon Urges NATO to Focus on Innovative Weapons

The Pentagon has urged NATO to begin to focus on and move towards the development of  "Innovative Weapons" says U.S. Deputy Defence Secretary Robert Work told NATO Allies at a meeting on Wednesday. The U.S. is concerned that if NATO does not begin to focus now on innovative weapons development now, we will fall behind the rapid weapon development of China, Russia, and states (Cough... does he mean North Korea?). The U.S. has developed its "Defence Innovation Initiative" to ensure that the U.S. continues to have a competitive advantage against future foes.

So we end the first Arms Race (for Dreadnoughts in World War One) and Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and with it the symbolic end of the Nuclear Arms Race only to being one for "Innovative Weapons" - is anyone else worried? 
Read the full article from the Atlantic Council here: 

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