Pentagon accuses Russia of ‘nuclear sabre-rattling’
Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter warned, accusing Moscow of “nuclear sabre-rattling”. Mr Carter expressed concerns over Russia’s push to overhaul its atomic weapons systems. It “raises serious questions about its leaders”. He was referring to Russian nuclear exercises and President Vladimir Putin’s more strident nuclear rhetoric in recent months.