by Michael Snyder
November 24, 2014
If the United States and Russia fought a
nuclear war, who would win?
You might be surprised by the answer.
Obama administration, the rapidly aging U.S. strategic
nuclear arsenal has been shrinking. Meanwhile, the Russians have
been developing an entirely new generation of bombers, submarines
and missiles that have the capability of delivering an absolutely
crippling first strike.
At this point, most Americans consider a
full-scale nuclear war to be inconceivable.
But in Russia attitudes are completely
different. To the Russians, the United States is enemy number one
these days and the Russians are feverishly preparing for a potential
Of course the Russians don’t actually
want to have to resort to nuclear war. Such an event would be an
unspeakable horror for the entire globe. But if one does happen, the
Russians want to make sure that they are the ones that come out on
A lot of Americans are still operating
under the faulty assumption that the doctrine of "mutually assured
destruction" still applies. The thinking was that both sides had so
many nuclear missiles that a launch by one side would guarantee the
destruction of both parties.
But since that time, so much has
For one, the U.S. nuclear arsenal is
far, far smaller than it was back then. Back in 1967, the U.S.
more than 31,000 strategic nuclear warheads. Now, we only have
1,642 deployed, and that number is scheduled to be further reduced
to about 1,500.
Sadly, reducing the size of our nuclear
arsenal by close to 95 percent is not enough for anti-nuke crusader
Barack Obama. He has spoken of unilaterally reducing the size of our
strategic nuclear arsenal down
to just 300 warheads.
During this same time period, the
Russians have been developing some very impressive stealth delivery
systems which have the capability of hitting targets inside the
United States within just minutes of an order being issued. This is
particularly true of their submarine-launched missiles.
Russian subs have the ability to approach our coastlines without us
even knowing that they are there.
If the Russians came to the conclusion
that war with the United States was unavoidable, an overwhelming
first strike using submarine-based missiles could potentially take
out nearly our entire arsenal before we even knew what hit us.
And if the Russians have an
anti-ballistic missile system that can intercept the limited number
of rockets that we can launch in return, they may be able to escape
In order for "mutually assured
destruction" to work, we have to see the Russian missiles coming and
have enough time to order a launch of our own. Thank to emerging
technologies, the balance of power has fundamentally shifted. The
old way of thinking simply does not apply anymore and the Russians
The following are 10 signs that Russia
is preparing to fight (and win) a nuclear war with the United
Russia is spending an enormous
amount of money to develop the PAK DA Strategic Bomber.
Not a lot is known about this
stealth bomber at this time. The following summary of what
we do know comes from
an Australian news source…
Russian nuclear bombers have
been regularly buzzing areas in northern Europe and along
the coast of Alaska. The Russians appear to be brazenly
testing NATO defenses.
Here is just
one recent example…
Russian strategic nuclear
bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near
Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the
latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow.
Six Russian aircraft,
including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter
jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by
F-22 fighters on Wednesday west and north of Alaska in
air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff
A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and
North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Two other Bears were intercepted
by Canadian jets on Thursday.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
says that Russian nuclear bombers will now conduct regular
the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the
Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico".
Russia is constructing
an anti-ballistic missile system which will
supposedly be superior
to anything that the U.S. currently has…
Currently under development,
the S-500 missile is intended to be
intercepting intercontinental ballistic missiles
when combined with radar input from the likes of the new
A-100 AWACS aircraft.
It is supposed to be able to track
and shoot at up to 10 supersonic targets at any one time
at heights of up to 40km.
Russia recently successfully
test launched a new
submarine-based intercontinental ballistic missile…
A Russian Northern Fleet
nuclear submarine on Wednesday fired a test
intercontinental missile from the Barents Sea to the
country’s far eastern Kura Range on the Kamchatka
Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a
"Within the frameworks of
testing the reliability of marine strategic nuclear
forces, the Tula [nuclear submarine] launched a Sineva
intercontinental ballistic missile from the Barents Sea
to the Kura Range [in Kamchatka]," the statement says.
The RSM-54 intercontinental
ballistic missile Sineva (NATO code name SS-N-23 Skiff)
is part of the D-9RM launch system.
The D-9RM launch system
equipped with RSM-54 missiles was put into service in
1986. The production of the RSM-54 was halted in 1996
but after three years, the Russian government resumed
the production of a modernized version of the missile.
Russia already possesses super
silent nuclear attack submarines that are
previous article, I
discussed how the U.S. Navy refers to these virtually
undetectable subs as "black
Did you know that Russia is
building submarines that are so quiet that the U.S.
military cannot detect them? These "black hole"
submarines can freely approach the coastlines of the
United States without fear of being detected whenever
In fact, a "nuclear-powered
attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles"
sailed around in the Gulf of Mexico
for several weeks without being detected back in
2012. And now Russia is launching a new class of subs
that have "advanced stealth technology".
The U.S. Navy
openly acknowledges that they cannot track these subs
when they are submerged.
That means that the
Russians are able to sail right up to our coastlines and
launch nukes whenever they want.
Russian media outlets are
reporting that 60 percent of all Russian nuclear missiles
will have radar-evading
For the first time ever, Russia
has more strategic nuclear warheads
than the United States does…
For the first time, Russia,
which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear
modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than
the United States, according to the latest numbers
released by the State Department.
Russia now has 1,643
warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic
missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and
heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the
fact sheet released Wednesday.
The warhead count for the
Russians, based the Sept. 1 report required under the
2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), shows
an increase of 131 warheads since the last declaration
on March 1. The U.S. reported a warhead increase of 57
during the same period.
It is not clear why the
warhead numbers increased.
Russia has a
advantage over the United States and NATO when it comes to
tactical nuclear weapons…
As for tactical nuclear
weapons, the superiority of modern-day Russia over NATO
is even stronger.
The Americans are well aware
of this. They were convinced before that Russia would
never rise again. Now it’s too late.
To date, NATO countries have
only 260 tactical nuclear weapons in the ETO. The United
States has 200 bombs with a total capacity of 18
megatons. They are located on six air bases in Germany,
Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey. France has
60 more atomic bombs.
That is pretty much it.
Russia, according to conservative estimates, has 5,000
pieces of different classes of TNW - from Iskander
warheads to torpedo, aerial and artillery warheads!
US has 300 tactical B-61 bombs on its own territory, but
this does not change the situation against the backdrop
of such imbalance.
Russian President Vladimir
Putin has initiated a huge "weapons modernization program"
that is projected to cost the equivalent
of 540 billion dollars…
Putin said Russia’s weapons
modernization program for 2016-2025 should focus on
building a new array of offensive weapons to provide a
"guaranteed nuclear deterrent;" re-arming strategic and
long-range aviation; creating an aerospace defense
system and developing high-precision conventional
He would not elaborate on
prospective weapons, but he and other officials have
repeatedly boasted about new Russian nuclear missiles’
capability to penetrate any prospective missile shield.
The Kremlin has bolstered
defense spending in the past few years under an
ambitious weapons modernization program that runs
through 2020 and costs the equivalent of $540 billion.
Meanwhile, the Chinese have been
investing heavily in this kind of technology as well.
In fact, just the other day the Chinese successfully
tested a new submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic
China’s JL-2 second-generation
intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missile,
which has the ability to reach the continental USA, is
already believed to be deployable by the People’s Liberation
Army, reports Huanqiu, the Chinese-language website of the
nationalistic Global Times tabloid.
The Julang-2 - literally "Giant
Wave 2″ - has reached a preliminary level of proficiency,
according to the US-China Economic and Security Review
Commission in its report to US Congress on Nov. 20.
Most Americans do not believe that
any of this is a concern whatsoever.
Most Americans just assume that a
full-scale nuclear war is virtually impossible. But the truth is
that a successful first strike against the United States is more
possible today than it ever has been before.
Hopefully the American people will
wake up to this reality before it is too late.