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German General: NATO must be prepared to use nuclear weapons

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Monday, 20 June, 2022, 23:06
German General: NATO must be prepared to use nuclear weapons

“For credible deterrence, we need both the means and the political will to implement nuclear deterrence when necessary,” Air Force Chief Ingo Gerhartz (56) said Friday at the Kiel International Seapowers Symposium.

In simple language: If necessary, we NATO countries must be prepared to use nuclear weapons if Russia does so first.

Referring to a possible Russian attack, he also clearly said: “Putin, don’t interfere with us!” Because: “By 2030, Europeans will have more than 600 modern fighter jets in the Baltic Sea region. Then there are the American planes. “

Appeals from the army would also come from Great Britain to prepare for battle. The kingdom may have to intervene again on the continent, as happened during the First and Second World Wars.

“We are the generation that needs to prepare the army to fight again in Europe,” said Sir Patrick Sanders, 56, new head of Britain’s supreme army.Day“.

Accordingly, Sanders used his debut in his role as chief of staff to send a message to all of his soldiers. And this is difficult, because the phrase “fight again in Europe” is a clear allusion to World War II.

The Russian bloodbath in Ukraine is shaking the world order. So is World War III approaching? It was not intended to get there, but according to Sanders, “there is now an urgent need to build an army capable of fighting alongside our allies and defeat Russia in battle.”

Military expert Maximilian Terhalle (46), who is currently a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, warns that NATO countries must now show that they are ready to stand up to Putin militarily: “Again, the West, led by the USA, to boast of its superiority without specific terms. ”

Terhalle advocates a firm stance on the conflict with Russia. Nuclear weapons also play an important role here. Only those willing to use nuclear weapons in an emergency can effectively deter, Terhalle said.