US To Deliver Upgraded Nukes To NATO Allies Sooner Than Expected

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw ‘successful’ nuclear drills intended to simulate a “massive nuclear strike.”

On the same day, Politico obtained information from a classified cable and released an article claiming the U.S. has expedited its plans to store upgraded nuclear weapons in Europe.

“The arrival of the upgraded B61-12 air-dropped gravity bomb, originally slated for next spring, is now planned for this December, U.S. officials told NATO allies during a closed-door meeting in Brussels this month,” the story explained.

The new version of the B61-12, which is the oldest bomb in the U.S. Military’s arsenal, has increased accuracy and can also be deployed by a much wider array of aircraft.

These reports come just weeks after President Joe Biden’s shocking “armageddon” comments.

“[Putin was] not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons. We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” said the president in an October 6 speech.

According to the piece, “two people familiar with the issue of the upcoming shipment to Europe confirmed the accelerated timeframe reported in the diplomatic cable. They asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.”

The article also says that this recent nuclear acceleration by Pentagon officials, along with the classified cable, “clearly indicates that allies are jittery.”

“Given the rising volume and scale of Russia’s nuclear rhetoric, a subset of allies requested continued consultations at NATO to ensure continued readiness and consistent messaging,” reads another excerpt from the cable.

The Pentagon has maintained a calm front and denies that the acceleration or upgrade of Europe’s nuclear arsenal is in any way related to Ukraine.