Why did the US arm themselves with warheads that were unable to destroy the Strategic Missile Forces mines?

In August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Policy there was much more to this inhuman decision than military reason. Washington then demonstrated to everyone, and above all the USSR, that it has both a “wunderwaffe” and a willingness to use it.

This was done to fix the position of American power in the subsequent post-war division of the world. Today, the turn of the next world redistribution has come, which President Trump purposefully leads to. Under his leadership, the United States is once again demonstrating its readiness to arrange another nuclear war. Against whom can Washington really start it?

Russia is considered to be the traditional adversary of the United States, which has the second largest nuclear arsenal. The problem is that strategic nuclear weapons are too powerful for their real use. The nuclear triad of both countries can mutually turn them into radioactive ashes, and at the same time make the rest of the world an extremely uncomfortable place. For this reason, strategic nuclear weapons are considered precisely a deterrent, for which the US and the Russian Federation are trying to maintain parity.

Another thing is tactical nuclear weapons (TNW). Its power is small, since it is not intended to erase megacities from the face of the Earth, but to destroy large targets or clusters of enemy troops at the front. It exists in the form of aircraft bombs, missiles, torpedoes, mines, depth charges, artillery shells and more. During the Cold War, the US considered TNWs as a way to overcome the numerical superiority of Soviet troops in the European theater of operations, since the main American forces were overseas.

After 1991, the Pentagon significantly reduced its arsenal of nuclear weapons, which was previously the largest in the world. Half of the American tactical nuclear weapons withdrawn from Europe. Most of the Pentagon's TNW is represented by freely falling air bombs, and it was not considered an obligatory part of the US military doctrine. However, now everything has changed dramatically.

In an incredibly short time, Washington acquired tactical nuclear weapons of low power sea-based. In 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review announced the need to develop such ammunition. Exactly one year after this, the Pentagon has already received a low-power nuclear warhead W76-2, about which we detail told earlier. To do this, nuclear fuel was removed from the Trident II D-5 rocket, which reduced the charge power tenfold. And recently, the SSBN 734 Tennessee nuclear missile submarine (SSBN) with missiles equipped with W76-2 on board went to sea.

One has to ask a reasonable question: why did the Pentagon need missiles with warheads that are not capable of inflicting irreparable damage on the enemy, destroying their SNF launch mines, etc.? The answer will be very unpleasant: apparently, the United States is really preparing to re-use nuclear weapons in practice, but so as not to cause a global Apocalypse. But against whom?

Nuclear war with Russia

Is it not against our country? For example, when blitzkrieg NATO to Kaliningrad during the period of political instability in Russia?

We sleep peacefully under the protection of the nuclear triad, sincerely believing that with any aggression against Russia, ICBMs will break out of the mines and that’s all: we are “martyrs” and the world is covered in radioactive ash. But whether our “powers that be” will agree to annihilation is another question. How can one not recall the words of Zbigniew Brzezinski about Russian “elites” and their billions stored in the West.

Let us adequately assess the reality: hardly anyone will follow the scenario of mutual destruction. Intermediaries in the person of leaders of the leading powers will fly in, they will ask you not to arrange the Apocalypse, and in the Kremlin they will kindly allow themselves to be persuaded. And after that, domestic propaganda will at first rage, demanding that the aggressor be wiped off the face of the Earth with foam at the mouth, and after that it will work in the spirit of how we saved the whole world from complete destruction. Indeed, no kidding, who wants to die?

Understanding all these developments, the United States may well go for the use of nuclear weapons against Russian troops in Kaliningrad. It is likely that the Russian Defense Ministry will respond in the same way. That is, a nuclear war between NATO and Russia is possible locally, using nuclear weapons, which the parties will limit themselves to avoid further escalation, allowing themselves to be separated.

Third World

However, it is still not Russia that is most likely the primary goal for W76-2. Nevertheless, no matter how you calculate Russia, you cannot understand it with your mind, and all the cunning plans of opponents can go to waste, as has happened more than once in our history. Therefore, with a high degree of probability, Americans are using nuclear weapons against more harmless opponents.

For example, against Iran or Venezuela. President Trump may well want to publicly “flog” the Islamic Republic. The Iranian army is a strong adversary, a collision with it will result in great losses for the US military. The use of nuclear weapons will fundamentally change everything. So it is entirely possible that the United States will arrange for Tehran the new Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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  1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
    Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 9 February 2020 13: 09
    From these violent lunatics everything can be expected.
  2. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 9 February 2020 17: 19
    So it is entirely possible that the United States will arrange for Tehran the new Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    And here the author, as always, did not guess! Because he did not guess that he did not know the prices at the Amer flea market - there the amber went up in price! So they’ll hit Kaliningrad ...
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 9 February 2020 21: 53
      It may well be that they will hit, who knows you sick people? Only, Monkin, you should at least guess what "Counter-Strike" means. This means that the retaliatory strike will not be on the empty, shot-out mines in Nebraska, Dakota, Nevada and wherever they still exist. They will hit the cities. So that the prices for amber will fall. There will be no one to buy amber. There will be no time for amber.
      1. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 9 February 2020 22: 32
        Cool your head in the fridge freezer!
        1. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 9 February 2020 22: 36
          Do not get under your feet.
  3. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 10 February 2020 06: 15
    Quote: cmonman
    And here the author, as always, did not guess!

    As always, did not guess? In my opinion, I usually guess, no?
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 11 February 2020 04: 23
      From the articles:

      So it is entirely possible that the United States will arrange for Tehran the new Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

      Would you like to incite?

      If you add the so-called “problem-2024” to this, a window of opportunity is emerging that NATO might want to use to resolve the Kaliningrad issue.

      Would you like to incite?

      ... then Iraq had wonderful oil fields that, after the invasion, came under the control of American industrialists.

      List of companies producing oil for Iraq:

      China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
      China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
      Dragon oil
      Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)

      - and this is only half the list. The United States did not want and did not even try to extract oil there, the decision was made by the Iraqi government. Just do not claim that the Americans control it.

      As always, did not guess? In my opinion, I usually guess, no?

      Thank God that usually is not. If it came true, we would not have a conversation with you, so we would simply not be alive, and a billion with us. But, as a journalist, you draw conclusions from your assumptions correctly, only your assumptions are far from reality. Your assumptions are most likely from the realm of the anti-Americanist fantasy, but a frivolous analysis of the topic. You write for readers who expect this from you, so I cannot call you an objective journalist, but I do not blame you! I’m visiting you, but to someone else’s monastery ... etc.
      Keep walking on the leash of your readers - you are guaranteed success.
      But I would also like to dream up. Relations between Russia and the United States are very striped - a dozen years of bad, a dozen - good. Will your articles change if we begin to make friends again? Or will you get fired? (I would not want to ..)
      1. General Black Offline General Black
        General Black (Gennady) 11 February 2020 19: 16
        You write for readers who expect this from you, so I cannot call you an objective journalist, but I do not blame you! I’m visiting you, but to someone else’s monastery ... etc.

        We, the readers, are infinitely dear to the opinion of such a pillar "American". Straight to tears.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 February 2020 09: 17
    Gave to our media Kaliningrad! Voronezh and UFU need to worry.
    In the first there are no Elite kids - therefore they can kick.
    And in UFE, and so without end, something happens. It can be seen that they are training a hybrid war there.
  5. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 10 February 2020 13: 04
    ... that's right, tactical nuclear weapons for third world countries, Syria, Iran, etc .. Striking Russia, there is a high risk of retaliation, striking a country that does not have nuclear weapons, this is to show teeth to all other countries that do not have nuclear weapons and make it clear "who is the boss."
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 10 February 2020 21: 11
      Yur, is there any confidence that Tehran has NO nuclear weapons? There are some suspicions that the Iran already has it ... Otherwise, why are they pulling rocket technologies at their frantic pace ...
  6. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 10 February 2020 20: 14
    This is all a theory, and historical practice is such that having lost the Russo-Japanese War, Russia got a revolution ... Of course, the result was setbacks on the fronts of the First World War, but by this time the grain of the revolution in Russia had been sown and the tsar’s power had long wobbled, as it should ... So, the president of the Russian Federation and Chubais will survive the drain of the war for a short time ... and the USA will turn up there ... The Yankees like to make films about the fact that someone, having risen up against the US puppet president in the post-Soviet space, is trying to destroy USA ... Of course, the Yankees win the movie, but at movie, but in reality the IRGC threw out the Shah of Iran, a puppet of Washington and the US have not been able to do anything about it ... So, tugging on the Russian Federation, the United States pulled the death of his mustache!
  7. Come on Offline Come on
    Come on 11 February 2020 05: 39
    You can quietly "throw" the same Iran with a dozen nuclear weapons .... well, so that everything is fair)). I think that after the first American city, which was unlucky, the program of the unrequited one will be forgotten instantly. There, the voter will devour both Trump and the Democrats for such a "war".
  8. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 February 2020 18: 57
    In fact, Putin clearly answered a couple of years ago that Russia did not care about the power of nuclear weapons used against it. Personally, I am ready to believe him. Just how to believe him, after his promises, do not touch the retirement age, for example. So, I agree with the author of the article.