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Russia's Nuclear Saber-Rattling Is 'Typical Putin Military Bravado'

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Mikhail Metzel/AP)

By    |   Friday, 17 February 2023 06:38 AM EST

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to fly a pair of supersonic nuclear bombers over the Norwegian Sea, deploy nuclear-capable "Bear" bombers over the Bering Sea, and equip warships in his Northern Fleet with tactical nuclear weapons for the first time in decades is an unmistakable "show of force" – but not necessarily an indication of an impending nuclear strike, military analysts say.

Russian troops in Ukraine are in the midst of a fresh offensive to mark the first anniversary of Putin's invasion, with the latest push a play to make up for a trio of significant strategic defeats in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson. But despite the gears of war continuing to churn in Ukraine, most analysts don't believe Putin's nuclear chest-thumping is a signal that he's ready to enter the next phase of the war by using one of the thousands of tactical nuclear weapons at his disposal.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to fly bombers over the Norwegian Sea, deploy bombers over the Bering Sea, and equip warships with tactical nuclear weapons for the first time in decades is not necessarily an indication of an impending nuclear strike
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