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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT
The nuclear powered weapons are cruise missiles, not ICBMs. They're designed for low level, high speed maneuvering, making them hard to kill. .
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
The first would be that the USA would have to get the R&D into high gear and start coming up with countermeasures, that would be used to counter said weapons.
The only thing i worry about is the Russian starting to believe their own propaganda. Their position on missile defense never made military or geopolitical any sense. Its fine as long as the fear mongering is just for internal consumption, but if they actually start developing / deploying these insane and unneccessary systems its bad sign.
originally posted by: C0bzz
a reply to: mightmight
Even so, in a limited nuclear war, Russia already has the ability to get past air defenses. The Russian government has proven they are absolutely paranoid and will use the idea of the west having a "missile-shield" as an excuse to disproportionately improve and expand their own arsenal, which will only prove to be a destabilizing act.
One has to wonder, just how all talk are they though? Are they serious or is this for propaganda purposes?
The only thing i worry about is the Russian starting to believe their own propaganda.
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At this point in time, I think I catch a Russian troll a day. I think I need to create a repository or database of them.
I suggest we test them and see how they respond. For example, the next time a Russian fighter crosses the Euphrates. Shoot it down. Show realistic videos of Moscow under nuclear attack the next time the US talks about nuclear war. Then, the next time Russian mercenaries attack a US base, flatten them such that not even a cockroach can survive (Mercenaries are 'roaches after all). Provide high-tech weapons to countries that are Russia's adversaries (they are already doing this to North Korea - but like it matters, it's not in their interest to nuclear strike) and sanction them. Those who hacked the political groups in the United States are also known, they should be punished. Re-nuke the B-1s.