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A Nuclear Knife Aimed at America’s Heart
Joel M. Skousen
March 25, 1999
In November 1997, President Clinton signed a top-secret Presidential Decision Directive (PDD-60) directing U.S. military commanders to abandon the
time-honored nuclear deterrence of "launch on warning."
Ironically, this was done in the name of "increased deterrence." Every sensible American needs to understand why this reasoning is fraudulent at
best and deadly at worst. First, some background.
The impetus to change U.S. strategic nuclear doctrine came on the heels of Clinton’s demand to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in early 1997 that they
prepare to unilaterally reduce America’s nuclear warhead deployment to 2,500 in eager anticipation of the ratification of the START II disarmament
treaty. This pact has yet to be ratified by the Russian Duma.
Gen. John Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, responded that he couldn’t comply, since the U.S. military was still operating on a former
Presidential Decision Directive of 1981 to prepare to "win a protracted nuclear war." A winning strategy couldn’t be implemented without the full
contingent of current nuclear strategic warheads.
According to Craig Cerniello of Arms Control Today (November/December 1997 issue), "the administration viewed the 1981 guidelines as an anachronism
of the Cold War. The notion that the United States still had to be prepared to fight and win a protracted nuclear war today seemed out of touch with
reality, given the fact that it has been six years since the collapse of the Soviet Union."
Certainly, the apparent collapse of the Soviet Union is the linchpin in every argument pointing toward the relaxation of Western vigilance and
accelerated disarmament. Indeed, it is the driving argument that is trumpeted constantly before Congress, U.S. military leaders, and the American
Almost everyone is buying it -- even most conservatives who should know better. However, the most savvy Soviet-watchers can point to a host of
evidence indicating that the so-called "collapse" was engineered to disarm the West and garner billions in direct aid to assist Russia while
inducing the West to take over the economic burden of the former satellite states.
But the most ominous evidence is found in defectors from Russia who tell the same story: Russia is cheating on all aspects of disarmament, and is
siphoning off billions in Western aid money to modernize and deploy top-of-the-line new weapons systems aimed at taking down the U.S. military in one
huge, decapitating nuclear strike.
Contrast this with the Clinton administration’s response. Incredibly, while still paying lip service to nuclear deterrence, Assistant Secretary of
Defense Edward L. Warner III went before the Congress on March 31, 1998, and bragged about the litany of unilateral disarmament this administration
has forced upon the U.S. military:
Warner noted the "success" the Clinton administration has had in recent years, which has:
Eliminated our entire inventory of ground-launched non-strategic nuclear weapons (nuclear artillery and Lance surface-to-surface missiles).
Removed all nonstrategic nuclear weapons on a day-to-day basis from surface ships, attack submarines, and land-based naval aircraft bases.
Removed our strategic bombers from alert.
Stood down the Minuteman II ICBMs scheduled for deactivation under Start I.
Terminated the mobile Peacekeeper and mobile small ICBM programs.
Terminated the SCRAM-II nuclear short-range attack missile.
In January 1992, the second Presidential Nuclear Initiative took further steps which included:
Limiting B-2 production to 20 bombers.
Canceling the entire small ICBM program.
Ceasing production of W-88 Trident SLBM (submarine-launched missile) warheads.
Halting purchases of advanced cruise missiles.
Stopping new production of Peacekeeper missiles (our biggest MIRV-warhead ICBM).
"As a result of these significant changes, the U.S. nuclear stockpile has decreased by more than 50 percent," Warner enthused.
All of this has been done without any meaningful disarmament by the Russians.
The Clinton administration would counter this charge by citing the "successful" dismantling of 3,300 strategic nuclear warheads by Ukraine,
Kazakhstan, and Belarus, and the destruction of their 252 ICBMs and related silos -- all paid for with U.S. taxpayer funds to the tune of $300 million
per year. But the real story is otherwise.
Yes, Americans paid for the dismantling of these systems -- the oldest and most out-of-date in the Soviet inventory. They were scheduled for
replacement anyway, so the U.S. taxpayer ended up saving the Russians over a billion dollars, allowing them to use this and other Western aid to
develop and build new systems, coming on line right now. But that isn’t all.
What the administration doesn’t say is that they allowed the Russians to reclaim all the nuclear warheads, and paid them to recycle the usable
material into new, updated warheads. We didn’t diminish the threat at all. We only helped them to transform it into something more dangerous.
Thus, the Russians still maintain a more than 3-to-1 advantage over the United States in both throw-weight and nuclear delivery vehicles. That
disparity is widening dramatically with the Clinton administration’s unilateral disarmament while at the same time encouraging the Russians to proceed
not only with the deployment of 500 new Topol-M missiles (which are mobile-launched and therefore difficult to target), but to put three MIRVed
warheads on each missile instead of the treaty limit of one warhead -- for a total deployment of 1,500 warheads.
Not counting the presumed minimum 4,000 to 6,000 warheads in the current Russian inventory, these 1,500 new warheads would overwhelm a measly
200-interceptor ABM system in North Dakota -- which the Clinton administration is insisting should NOT be deployed before 2005. I wonder why?
With our 50 Peacekeeper ICBMs scheduled to be decommissioned in 2003, that gives the Russians or Chinese a wide-open window for attack, should they
choose to exercise their first-strike, nuclear-decapitation option.
So much for the "new realism" of the Clinton disarmament team and their assertion that Russia poses no threat. Judging strictly by public data from
establishment sources (which is always understated due to Moscow’s heavy shroud of secrecy) the Russian threat is much greater than it ever was, both
in quantity and quality of strategic nuclear forces. This is thanks, in part, to ongoing technology transfers by IBM and other defense contractors
with the knowing participation and encouragement of this administration.
Now let’s take a close look at this presumed "increased deterrence" the Clinton Department of Defense is promising. The administration claims its
brand of deterrence is still based on the "mutual assured destruction" (MAD) concept -- a truly appropriate acronym.
This is the presumption that, since both sides have an overwhelming capability to destroy each other, that no sane leadership would engage in nuclear
war. Let’s examine this closely. MAD could only stand as a viable assumption if:
Both sides had sufficient weapons and delivery vehicles to inflict total devastation.
Neither side had an effective anti-ballistic-missile system.
Neither side had electronic jamming capability on its incoming ICBMs.
Neither side had hardened shelters protecting its population and leadership.
These assumptions clearly do not exist today:
First, we barely have enough nuclear warheads to take out the Russian arsenal as presently constituted if we used them all at once (which no sane
military commander could afford to do, leaving him with no reserves). Russia, on the other hand, has enough to devastate our entire strategic forces
and still retain 60 percent of her weapons in reserve, for a prolonged conflict.
Second, we have no ABM system to protect against ICBMs at all. Our dumbed-down and slowed-down Patriots are theater weapons (built to conform to the
flawed ABM Treaty) and can barely catch slow, low-flying Scud missiles, let alone ICBMs that coming screaming in from space at 6 to 12 kilometers per
second. The Russians have (in violation of the same ABM Treaty) a nationwide system of ABMs tied to phased-array radars and satellite guidance
Third, we have no electronic jamming on our missiles to help them penetrate the Russian ABM system, and the Russians claim their newest Topol-M
missiles do have such a capability. Whether or not this claim is a bluff is immaterial. The fact is, they are building new, high-tech missiles and our
technology is 10 years old and stagnant. We are not developing or building anything new. This aspect can only worsen as time goes on.
Fourth, our civilian population is totally unprotected, while a large portion of the Russian cities have public fallout shelter facilities. New
bunkers are being constructed for the Russian leadership despite the economic hardships the people suffer. This should tell us something about Russian
Is this Mutually Assured Destruction? Hardly. It equates to United States Assured Destruction! In every category of deterrence, we are disarming and
stagnant, and the Russians are building and deploying. There is, in fact, only one type of deterrence that is capable of somewhat balancing the
scales: the nuclear response doctrine of Launch on Warning.
Launch on Warning takes advantage of the fact that long-range ballistic missiles take time to arrive on target -- up to 25 minutes, depending on where
the missiles are fired from. If the Russians were to launch a first strike, our satellites would detect and confirm that launch within seconds. In a
Launch on Warning doctrine, our missiles (if on alert status) could be launched before the Russian or Chinese missiles hit our silos. There is also
time to retarget our missiles so that they are not wasted on Russian silos that are now empty.
Thus, one of the great advantages for a Launch on Warning doctrine is that it allows the nation that launches second to have an advantage over the
nation that launches first. The one to launch first wastes a certain number of its missiles on our silos that are now empty. By contrast, our missiles
(utilizing real-time targeting data from satellites) strike targets that are still viable.
Now that is deterrence -- a deterrence that we presently do not have due to PDD-60.
Clinton national security aide Robert Bell proudly proclaimed to a group of disarmament advocates, "In this PDD, we direct our military forces to
continue to posture themselves in such a way as to not rely on Launch on Warning -- to be able to absorb a nuclear strike and still have enough force
surviving to constitute credible deterrence."
This is patently preposterous. Respond with what?
We have no mobile missiles to avoid being targeted. We have already unilaterally agreed to keep over half of our ballistic missile submarines in port
at any one time, so they can easily be targeted. After all, we don’t want our Russian "allies" to feel insecure!
All of our Navy and Air Force strategic forces are incapable of withstanding a nuclear strike. Even the remaining Trident subs on patrol would be
unable to respond when communication links and satellites are downed in a first strike.
PDD-60 removes all alternate submarine launch codes so that our subs cannot fire without direct communication with the president. Those vital
communications links will assuredly not survive a massive first strike. When you tell the Russians we are going to absorb a first strike, you induce
them to make sure they hit us with everything necessary to make sure we cannot respond.
This is not deterrence. This is suicide.
Did you know?
The Russians are building tremendous new nuclear/biological and chemical weapons systems--all with the assistance of US technology transfers. They are
deploying on average, 3 new Topol-M 6th generation ballistic missiles per month. We built our last MX over 10 years ago, and are disarming
unilaterally. Further, the Russian are building huge underground nuclear bunkers and weapons production facilities in the Ural Mountains, clearly
intended to function during a nuclear war. The US intelligence community (under both Republican and Democratic administrations) knows this and are
actively covering for the Russians, so the American people won't become alarmed.
Both Republican and Democratic administrations have been supplying the Chinese with high technology weapons systems for years, knowing that they, in
turn, are supplying other enemies (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea) as well. Both Russia and China continue to protest against any US anti-ballistic
missile system, even though such systems are purely defensive. It doesn't take a genius to understand that ABM systems only threaten someone who
intends to launch ballistic missiles someday.
President Clinton directed our military to absorb a nuclear first strike rather than launch on warning (our only true deterrent to a first strike) and
to prepare to retaliate afterward. That first strike will take down all command and control, all bombers (since none are on alert), most missiles, and
all satellite and submarine communications.
According to the House Armed Services Committee, the following reductions have taken place during the Clinton Administration: Strategic and General
Purpose Forces from 1990 to 1997: B-52 Bombers have gone from 220 to 56. B-1 Bombers from 90 to 60; Strategic Defense Interceptor Aircraft from 36 to
0; and Army Divisions (1990 to 1997) have gone from 18 Active down to 10. Reserve divisions have gone from 10 to 8. Army Brigades (1990 to 1997) have
declined from 8 Active to 3 and Reserve brigades have gone down from 27 to 18.
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before you guys bag on me you should research these facts, i have a feeling no one likes my sources
and people its all true true true
i give this attack ten years