nuclear capability


: nuclear weapons
The country does not have nuclear capability.

Examples of nuclear capability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since 2022, North Korea has dramatically ramped up its weapons tests in what analysts call an attempt to bolster its nuclear capability and increase its leverage in future diplomacy with the U.S. This story was reported by The Associated Press. Hyung-Jin Kim, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2024 Amid talk of escalation in both Europe and the Middle East, one key difference between Ukraine and Israel could play into Western thinking: nuclear capability. Elliott Goat, The Week Uk, theweek, 17 Apr. 2024 In the short term, Iran is expected to continue its current policy of using proxies and its goal of achieving a nuclear capability. Farhad Rezaei, National Review, 22 May 2024 So does Japan, which has almost all the same advantages as India, albeit with a latent nuclear capability. Joshua Shifrinson, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2023 And over the past year, the North has enshrined its nuclear capability in its laws and started talking about its first-strike capabilities, rather than casting its arsenal as purely defensive. Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2023 Since then, powerful computer models have been their primary tools for maintaining the country’s nuclear capability via NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship program. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Apr. 2023 North Korea would eventually use its boosted nuclear capability as a bargaining chip to win international recognition as a legitimate nuclear state, the relaxing of international sanctions, and other concessions, analysts say. Hyung-Jin Kim, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Dec. 2022 Putin’s geopolitical power is vastly enhanced by the fact that Russia has retained massive nuclear capability. Cassie Werber, Quartz, 1 Sep. 2022

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“Nuclear capability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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