posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 08:28 PM
Well, I have never stated in this thread that the US has deployed nukes in orbit. It is my best calculation that they have already done so, ie., it is
my belief. Here are the advantages of a first strike from space. Both the US and Russia have openly declared "first-strike" policies, so there is no
secret here. The Primary objective of a first-strike is to catch your enemy's missiles in the silos. No missile defense system is designed to do
this, it's purpose is to intercept those that are not caught in their silos in a first strike, what percentage of those missiles makes it out of the
silos depends on the type of attack that is launched.
A traditional first-strike scenerio where the US simply launches all of it's assets, air, land and sea based, in a huge overwhelming attack would
give the Russians ample warning to get their assets in the air. Let's assume that their is a nominal cold-launch failure of 40% of the Russians
missiles, this would still amount to 2-3 thousand incoming warheads. Any missile defense, no matter how large and accurate, could not deal with this
volume of incoming targets.
The planned scale of the US missile defense system is much smaller, it perhaps may only be able to deal with around 100 incoming warheads at most.
This operational assumption implies that an overwhelming majority of the Russians assets have already been destroyed in a first-strike.
Back in 1996, Boris Yeltsin came within 60 seconds of issuing a retalitory strike because they believed that an atmospheric rocket launched off the
coast of Norway was a Trident missile. Thus it would be extremely risky to rely on the Tridents to neutralize the Rocket forces command and control,
the response window is just simply too long, 7-10 minutes.
There is only one way to reduce the response window down to a point to where the Rocket Forces will not be able to respond. Low-orbit.
Now, excluding mobile launchers and sub-based assets, with a strike from low-orbit, the chances of locking down All of the Rocket Forces is
near 100%. The mathematics of this is just too obvious to be overlooked. The US has been testing from low-orbital platforms which means that we do not
have morons running our country. If the US and Russia are to seriously entertain first-strike policies, than this can not be overlooked as a feasibly
way of winning a nuclear war! In my humble opinion, this is the only way you can win a nuclear war with Russia, that is, unless they diffuse
their launch authority to the individual regiments. In which case, it makes a need for a first-strike ever more pressing.
If anyone feels at all impressed with the absolute lunacy of this argument, I will agree. This is MAD gone mad! This is why Rumsfeld is pressing for
the militarization of space, the game is too far along at this point to stop, the weponization of space with nukes is a reality that we will either
have to face today, or tomorrow. If it hasn't already happened, it will happen.
I do appologize to anyone who feels frightened by my posts, my answer is don't read them and watch the shopping channel.
[edit on 4-11-2004 by Rotwang]