posted on May, 20 2008 @ 07:36 PM
You think just because the breakup of the Soviet Union meant the end of the cold war or the use of the term meaning they are no longer a nuclear
power?If you havent been watch,reading,or listening.....since then Russia has been rebuilding thier nuclear capabilities.Although exact figures are
not available, it is believed that since 1992 Russia's number of tactical nuclear warheads it deploys as many as 1,174 strategic delivery systems and
3500 warheads.It is estimated that, at present, Russia would be able to launch approximately 2,100 nuclear warheads within a few minutes of the
command being given.As for bombers Russia is likely to have roughly 480 air-launched cruise missiles, or ALCMs, carried on only 30 Bear H bombers and
10 Blackjack bombers.Subs As of June 2000, the Russian navy claims that it operates 25 strategic nuclear submarines carrying 2,272 nuclear warheads on
440 ballistic missiles. That force reportedly consists of 5 Typhoon-class submarines, 7 Delta-IV-class submarines, and 13 Delta-III-class submarines,
but not all are currently seaworthy.
Russian navy officials reportedly believe that 12 strategic nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles represent the minimum necessary force
structure.I think your right,nah they arent a nuclear problem anymore.Since bush wants to move all his missle shield in even some former warsaw
locations like poland etc and Europe i dont think that would tick them off.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by alienstar]