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The US cautioned allies about Russian space and nuclear capabilities, a source reveals.

US Warns Allies About New Russian Nuclear Capabilities

US Warns Allies About Russian Nuclear Capabilities

The United States has informed Congress and European allies about new intelligence regarding Russian nuclear capabilities that could pose an international threat. According to a source briefed on the matter, the new capabilities are related to Russian attempts to develop a space-based weapon, but do not present an urgent threat to the United States.

Unusual Warning from Representative Mike Turner

The intelligence came to light after Representative Mike Turner issued a cryptic statement warning of a “serious national security threat.” Turner urged President Biden to declassify all information related to the threat so that Congress and allies can openly discuss the necessary actions to respond to it.

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Russian Space-Based Weapon

The warning was later revealed to be related to Russia’s attempts to develop a space-based anti-satellite nuclear weapon. Current and former officials clarified that the nuclear weapon was not in orbit, easing concerns about an immediate threat.

Debate in Congress

Turner’s statement was released amidst a debate in Congress over how the United States should address global threats from Russia and other rivals. Lawmakers are divided between greater global involvement and a more isolationist “America First” approach to world affairs.

Response from Lawmakers

House Speaker Mike Johnson assured that there was no need for public alarm, emphasizing that the situation was being handled with steady hands. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio, from the Senate Intelligence Committee, confirmed that they have been rigorously tracking the issue.

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Biden Administration’s Response

President Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, arranged a briefing for congressional leaders to discuss the intelligence. He declined to provide specifics but expressed surprise at Turner’s decision to issue the statement.


The new intelligence related to Russian nuclear capabilities has raised concerns but is not an immediate cause for panic. The United States continues to monitor the situation and engage in discussions with its allies to address the potential threat.

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