US Plans Nuclear Weapons Deployment to UK Amid Russian Threat

The United States is set to deploy nuclear weapons to the United Kingdom for the first time in 15 years, responding to an escalating threat from Russia, as per a Pentagon report disclosed by the Daily Telegraph. The proposal outlines the placement of warheads, three times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, at the Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base in Suffolk.

The move marks a reversal of the 2008 decision when the US removed nuclear missiles from the UK base following a perceived reduction in the Cold War threat from Moscow. Pentagon documents highlight procurement contracts for a new facility at Lakenheath.

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