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Europe will rely on its nuclear forces

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What will happen to the security of Europe when the Americans leave Europe? The Old World will have its only support: its own nuclear forces. About this tells the publication “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists”.


Europe will rely on its nuclear forces


The US still provides security for Europe, but this will not last forever: European states will have to think about the times when the transatlantic hegemon will stop supporting them. On this subject argues Felix Wimmer in "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists".

There are several options for Europe, but the defense support is one: you will have to rely on your own nuclear forces, the author quotes the site "InoTV".

For the first time since 1945, Europeans will probably have to defend the territory themselves, without the Americans. Rely on American assistance is not necessary.

From whom to defend? As the author believes, a growing threat to European security is Russia's policy.

Experts are unanimous: President Putin is trying to show the world that Russia is a great power. Putin does not intend to stop, the analyst believes. The Kremlin’s strategy perceives Western states to be "weak." According to Putin (as Wimmer sees him), the Russian nuclear arsenal ensures that the West will not interfere in the affairs of Russia.

Meanwhile, the Americans seem to no longer want to be friends with Europe and leave it. The Americans withdrew from European countries almost all of their nuclear weapon: there are only about 150 warheads left (and there were more 7 thousands).

But these remaining warheads, which are currently in different countries, could increase the number of NATO member countries that have a de-facto nuclear potential to seven, if they are in military need.

President Trump openly opposes the multipolar formats in the world, which also shows Putin the weakness of the West. If the US really curtails European support, the Old World will have to choose one of three options for defense:

1. Means of deterrence that will remain after the departure of the Americans, namely the nuclear weapons of France and the UK.

2. Nuclear-free Germany will not like this situation. And Germany can start its own nuclear program. On the other hand, today the majority of Germans are against such a program. In addition, it would violate the two largest international treaties.

3. Compromise: French and British nuclear warheads should replace the American bombs currently in Europe. They will be enough to protect Germany. In numerical terms, this is, of course, less than that of Putin, but France has systems for restraint. This option is a priority for many EU states today, the author of the article is sure. This option of defense will provide Europe with independence from the United States and will enable France to become a European leader.

It is difficult to predict anything in this direction, we note, however, in the aforementioned Germany, they are already probing for a plan of defense strategy that would allow them to manage on their own and not violate a single international treaty. Violation of such treaties would lead to a general nuclear arms race, which is unacceptable for either Germany or Europe.

In addition, it is premature to talk about the US withdrawal from the European continent: on the contrary, the number of soldiers and equipment imported from American land has increased there. And there is one reason for building up forces: the notorious “Russian threat”.

Finally, Trump is the militarist president. He made a bet on the arms race, including nuclear, and therefore it is not necessary to wait for the reduction of military forces during his rule.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 10 January 2018 07: 20
    0
    The Americans are leaving because they have already launched the fifth column to Europe. If they are going to bomb migrations with vigorous weapons, this is their business.
    1. dSK
      dSK 10 January 2018 07: 38
      0
      Hello Andrey!
      Quote: Teberii
      The Americans
      eager for world domination. The NATO project is anti-Russia.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 10 January 2018 07: 43
      +2
      Three sentences, Three "foolishness"
      Quote: Teberii
      Americans are leaving

      Yeah they leave, and technicians and soldiers are being imported more and more
      Quote: Teberii
      because they have already launched the fifth column to Europe

      Did they take her away?
      Quote: Teberii
      If they are going to bomb clusters of migrants with vigorous weapons then this is their business.

      Just stupid .... no comment
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 10 January 2018 08: 18
      +8
      Divorced all sorts of experts, do not breathe laughing
      They will be enough to protect Germany

      Well, Germany is like that now.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 10 January 2018 08: 21
        0
        What will become of Europe’s security when the Americans leave Europe?
        utopia ... the Americans will not leave. it’s ridiculous to even think.
    4. Topotun
      Topotun 10 January 2018 09: 25
      +1
      Yes, the Americans will not go anywhere. They will continue to hold Europe in their hands. They will leave only when they are ready to start a war in Europe. Like we have nothing to do with it, but we will help you ...
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 January 2018 07: 21
    +4
    In addition, it is premature to talk about the US withdrawal from the European continent: on the contrary, the number of soldiers and equipment brought from American soil has increased there

    ... quite right, judging by how the mericatos stuff the geyropa with troops - it’s too early to talk about their “departure” ...
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 08: 04
      +1
      What will become of Europe’s security when the Americans leave Europe?

      If the mattresses are removed, then the old Europe will breathe a sigh of relief. For star-striped is the main threat. wink
  3. igorka357
    igorka357 10 January 2018 07: 21
    +1
    What is the article about? At the beginning of the article, poor Europe, is to defend itself, but in the end ... the number of star-striped in Europe is increasing!
  4. PSih2097
    PSih2097 10 January 2018 07: 23
    +3
    Frogs, in contrast to lemongrasses, have their own missiles, while the Britons have US tridents ...
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 10 January 2018 07: 24
    +2
    The Yankees may leave or come, but they do not intend to withdraw their nuclear weapons from Europe! And in the event of war on the continent, it is American nuclear munitions that will fly and sprinkle on us!
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 11 January 2018 20: 21
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      The Yankees may leave or come, but they do not intend to withdraw their nuclear weapons from Europe

      Americans will leave in Russian
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 January 2018 07: 27
    +3
    when will the Americans leave Europe?
    The Americans will leave Europe only if they realize that tomorrow they will receive a full paragraph in this territory.
    The United States while ensuring the security of Europe
    In words, knowing that Russia is not going to attack Europe.
  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 10 January 2018 07: 29
    +7
    And do not dream! Voluntarily, the Shtatovs have not left anywhere!
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 10 January 2018 07: 56
      +1
      And let them sit as before. Transfusion from empty to empty. Our strategic nuclear forces are not moving anywhere, they are only modernizing and what difference does it make to us, it has gone, it has arrived here. Mutual deterrence continues. Unless this is an undercover game for introducing Germany into the club of nuclear powers with its own nuclear weapons, which will increase the total number of NATO nuclear forces.
  8. Nemesis
    Nemesis 10 January 2018 07: 32
    0
    What's the problem?! Is France’s nuclear arsenal and, at least, not yet fully withdrawn from the EU, enough for EU defense ?!
    1. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 10 January 2018 07: 54
      0
      if only for a blow of retaliation ... no more, and then if they have time
      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis 10 January 2018 17: 51
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        France and England have about 12 missile nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles on board, so they will have time ...
  9. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 10 January 2018 07: 57
    0
    about! I personally do not mind - let them spend money on production. in the event of a conflict with nuclear weapons it will not matter how many 1000 or 10000 warheads they have.
  10. bald
    bald 10 January 2018 08: 26
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    The fact that you weak (EURO) is understandable, but this is not a reason to interfere in your affairs. The author of the article would do well to re-read his article and be responsible for the dregs he writes --- they already leave the articles at the beginning, and increase the number at the end - decide. Well, to the EU - Why Russia, having such a vast territory, your half-bad word is Europe. Do you have adequate people left there?
  11. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 10 January 2018 08: 44
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    The subtitle must be changed to "... when the Americans from Europe fly to the moon or Mars ...".
  12. NKT
    NKT 10 January 2018 10: 18
    0
    Europe is so afraid of Russia that it periodically invades us wink
  13. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 January 2018 11: 30
    0
    In principle, four English submarines with the Tridents are enough to
    Destroy all the large million-plus cities of Russia. Without any America.
    Another thing is that the English doctrine is very restrained. Strike a nuclear strike
    allowed only after an enemy nuclear strike on the territory of strictly England.
    And only by direct order from London. American officer in English
    The Premier League cannot order the use of the Trident. But - on the contrary - to prohibit
    application is entitled.
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 10 January 2018 17: 18
      +1
      In principle, four English submarines with the Tridents are enough to
      to destroy all the large million-plus cities of Russia.


      colleague, let's not be dishonored
      spreading outright mysticism ...
    2. Kent0001
      Kent0001 10 January 2018 17: 25
      0
      .... vassals, what to take from them, and we don’t have missile defense, of course we’ll merge our million-year cities, etc.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 January 2018 17: 28
        0
        "Yes, and we don’t have missile defense" ////

        There is only over Moscow.
  14. fa2998
    fa2998 10 January 2018 16: 34
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    Quote: bouncyhunter
    What will become of Europe’s security when the Americans leave Europe?

    If the mattresses are removed, then the old Europe will breathe a sigh of relief. For star-striped is the main threat. wink

    If the Americans leave, then on the defense of Europe SEAM! Most European NATO members spend less than 2% of their budget on defense. If they spend (for example, the Baltic states), but this is a penny, their GDP is ridiculous. There are already very few serviceable tanks and planes, and nuclear forces are expensive! Everyone is being eaten by money, new settlers, and more and more! hi
  15. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 10 January 2018 17: 19
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    They can send them to us, remember the end of the 80s on our southern borders. And we do not have them now ...
  16. Kent0001
    Kent0001 10 January 2018 17: 19
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    all in a heap of horses, people. Americans do not go anywhere and do not leave. and even medium-range missiles in Europe will place.
  17. Olezhek
    Olezhek 10 January 2018 17: 22
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    A nuclear-free Germany will not like this alignment. And Germany may start its own nuclear program


    That is, they abandoned the peaceful atom and took up the "non-peaceful"?
  18. Old26
    Old26 10 January 2018 18: 53
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    Quote: Nemesis
    France and England have about 12 missile nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles on board, so they will have time ...

    Eight. The British have BC for three full boats (missiles). the third can leave the base about a month after the day they announce it’s increased. In fact, the British always have only one boat on the database
  19. Old26
    Old26 10 January 2018 21: 24
    0
    Quote: Kent0001
    .... vassals, what to take from them, and we don’t have missile defense, of course we’ll merge our million-year cities, etc.

    And what will prevent an English boat from destroying millionaire cities in Russia? Moscow and Peter may be saved, and the rest?

    Quote: Olezhek
    In principle, four English submarines with the Tridents are enough to
    to destroy all the large million-plus cities of Russia.


    colleague, let's not be dishonored
    spreading outright mysticism ...

    Interestingly, what do you see mysticism in?
  20. flicker
    flicker 11 January 2018 01: 17
    +2
    On the one hand, the Americans "no longer want to be friends with Europe and are leaving it. The Americans have withdrawn from their European countries almost all of their nuclear weapons ..."
    On the other, they are afraid of Russia.
    Then, when Europe really teases, the Americans will triumphantly return to it, not free of course.
    Those. at the beginning, the Europeans will be imprisoned in a gauno, and then they will be taken out and say, you see how bad it is without us? laughing