“I feel like a target”: Germans are unhappy with the deployment of US nuclear weapons


A pandemic is a pandemic, but the US continues to escalate military tensions in Europe. The START-3 treaty expires gradually, but the Pentagon intends to bring new nuclear bombs to Germany, replacing obsolete ammunition that has remained in the FRG since the end of the Cold War.


What does further "nuclearization" mean for the Old World?

As you know, during the confrontation with the Soviet Union, the United States of America deployed a large nuclear arsenal in Western Europe, which was supposed to stop the "Russian hordes" rushing to the English Channel. After the collapse of the USSR, most of it was withdrawn, but something remained “just in case” in Germany, Italy, Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands.

It is estimated that between 15 and 20 U.S. B-61 hydrogen bombs are still stored on the territory of the German air base in Büchel. Despite the fact that they were adopted in the distant 1968, they are still in service. To date, there are 12 modifications of this bomb. The carriers used are US and NATO air forces.

In particular, under an agreement with the United States, German Tornado fighters, having received activation codes from the Pentagon, will have to deliver them to the target and reset them. This is called a "nuclear weapons sharing strategy." Berlin provides Americans with ammunition storage bases, planes and crews. What does he get in return?

The popular German publication Deutsche Welle estimates this agreement quite ironically:

The German government believes that this gives them the opportunity to influence the US position on the use of atomic weapons. But this is pure fantasy.

By and large, everything is so. Having on its territory a similar military facility, Germany automatically turns into a target for a retaliatory counter-nuclear strike from a potential enemy. The inhabitants of Büchel, where the air base is located, whose words are quoted by DW, also understand this:

I feel like a potential target.



German Air Force Base near Buchel

Now, potential opponents of the United States and NATO will be forced to pay even closer attention to Germany. The new B-61-12 modification bomb is a formidable weapon. The latest modernization turned the free-falling bomb into a highly accurate guided weapon. In addition to nuclear warheads, it has a tail unit with controlled plumage, as well as a computer equipped with navigation equipment.

When dropped from an airplane, the bomb can actively maneuver by hitting a target with an accuracy of 10 meters at a distance of 30 kilometers from the drop point. The presence of a navigation complex allows the ammunition not to depend on weather conditions, which previously suffered from laser and infrared guidance systems. As carriers will be used "strategists" V-2 "Spirit", V-21 "Raider" and the 5th generation fighter F-35.

At the same time, opinions are being expressed in the expert community that the real power of the B-61-12 will be relatively small: about 5 kilotons of TNT. However, this should not relax anyone: reducing the power of the nuclear arsenal increases the likelihood of its real use. As you know, the United States has already equipped its sea-based missiles with low-power warheads.

In aggregate, this may indicate the Pentagon’s readiness for a “small” nuclear war with an adversary that does not have its own similar arsenal or is not ready to actually use it.
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  1. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) April 6 2020 14: 18
    +1
    This "feeling" should become the confidence of every German.
    Since, a guaranteed (!) Nuclear strike will be delivered to the places of deployment of nuclear weapons.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) April 7 2020 00: 57
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      a guaranteed (!) nuclear strike will be delivered to the places of deployment of nuclear weapons.

      Yes Yes. The whole world is in dust, it has already been announced more than once. Do not forget about banks and real estate of relatives "themselves" and especially close to them, you must also shy away.
      Rather, it is necessary to start from there (guaranteed!), So that they have a certain determination against the background of hopelessness.
      Maybe, as in a joke, all the same in Voronezh?
    2. mor7d Offline mor7d
      mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 12: 11
      -3
      guaranteed (!) nuclear strike will be delivered

      That’s why you need to have something to answer, so that these war lovers do not feel impunity, that they, their children and grandchildren, mothers and sisters, as he says, will go to heaven.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 6 2020 14: 55
    +1
    In aggregate, this may indicate the Pentagon’s readiness for a “small” nuclear war with an adversary that does not have its own similar arsenal or is not ready to actually use it.

    Is the Pentagon ready for poachers to jam fish in the Gulf of Mexico?
  3. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
    Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) April 6 2020 14: 59
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    It’s a pity the Germans will be without Germany ... after the first departure of Tornados with hydrogen bombs towards Russia, Germany will not ... instead of the terland, there will be a scorched desert ... oh, Germans, Germans ... when will you finally get wiser.
    1. mor7d Offline mor7d
      mor7d (mor7d) April 9 2020 10: 17
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      It will be a pity the Germans will be without Germany

      Let us now do the same with respect to the Russian Federation: It will be a pity for Russians without the Russian Federation ... Well and further on the list. For some reason you consider yourself invulnerable, this is a dangerous delusion. I understand this is the result of propaganda, but sometimes you need to shake the noodles from your ears.
      1. plabu Offline plabu
        plabu April 11 2020 15: 51
        +1
        Quote: mor7d
        It will be a pity the Germans will be without Germany

        Let us now do the same with respect to the Russian Federation: It will be a pity for Russians without the Russian Federation ... Well and further on the list. For some reason you consider yourself invulnerable this is a dangerous fallacy. I understand, this is the result of propaganda, but sometimes you need to shake the noodles from your ears.

        Noodles on the ears - this is your personal "achievement", do not try to judge everyone by yourself ... bully
        And it’s time for you to understand that what you and your “colleagues” call invulnerability is actually quite different - you, and not only you, have decided that everything is over for Russia, amba? You never guessed right - it just bothers you when they tell you what you are all - and such and such, and strive to teach you. Only now it turns out that as a result of these "teachings and teachings" for a rather long period it only got worse - but the military bases and other things continued and continued. So they told and explained to everyone a long time ago - but you pretended that you didn’t understand anything, and continued - well, you got it, albeit not in full, but in this regard, everything is still ahead - what do you have, what do you have neighbors and "allies" ...
        But personally, no one bothers you to continue to believe that we are just about to get fired, that we have attacked Ukraine and the rest of what you write here - you should not forbid anyone to dream, not even you. bully hi
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) April 6 2020 15: 10
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    And where do they get new charges from, if, according to experts, "production competencies have been lost"? Something has severed my brain.
  5. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) April 7 2020 00: 53
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    I feel like a potential target.

    Why potential, quite imagined real. As well as all these bases and something else there are also quite real targets and everything around too.

    In aggregate, this may indicate the Pentagon’s readiness for a “small” nuclear war with an adversary that does not have its own similar arsenal or is not ready to actually use it.

    Interesting, and with whom is it? Surely with Iran, with polar bears or even scary to think with Europeans. wassat
    But Russia seems to have nothing to worry about, it has inherited a very good arsenal.
    1. mor7d Offline mor7d
      mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 12: 08
      -2
      got a very good arsenal

      This is what really bothers them. And also the statements of the person who has lost the reality that we are in heaven, and those to hell.
      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) April 9 2020 00: 41
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        This is what really bothers them.

        I’m not sure, rather, the fact that American oil and other minerals somehow inexplicably flowed somewhere to Siberia worries rather. wassat
        And also huge sales markets and potential "Indians" who could be given money on credit. wink

        As well as statements of a person who has lost reality,

        In the West, too, periodically someone states something, but this does not particularly affect the general processes. And those who stick their heads out of the window very far out of the window simply “fall out” of it, that is, move out of the political scene. Some for a while, and some forever.
        Also, one must not forget that war, and even more preparation for it, is a sickly business. yes
  6. mor7d Offline mor7d
    mor7d (mor7d) April 7 2020 12: 06
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    US continues to escalate military tensions in Europe

    How? Attacked Georgia and Ukraine? Support the war in Syria? Not.
  7. 69 Offline 69
    69 April 7 2020 12: 09
    -1
    Quote: mor7d
    How? Attacked Georgia and Ukraine? Support the war in Syria?

    Walk Israeli mongrel, without muzzles.