OREANDA-NEWS. In Germany, a secret exercise was held to practice military operations using nuclear weapons. This was reported by the German tabloid newspaper Bild.

According to the publication, the exercise was called Steadfast Noon, it was conducted at the Norvenich Air Base located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with the participation of the German Air Force and NATO allies. Fighter-bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons were involved in the maneuvers. The military were practicing the safe removal of nuclear weapons from underground storage facilities, their transportation and installation on aircrafts. Training flights were carried out without nuclear armament. The main goal of the exercise was to train the defense of Germany using atomic bombs.

The article also expresses the opinion that the risk of a nuclear war is now much higher than in the past three decades. According to the authors, the main reason for this is the withdrawal of the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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