The Coming End of START-3: US Intends to Create Powerful Nuclear Fist


Despite the fact that before the expiration of the period for limiting strategic offensive arms between Russia and the United States there is still about a year, this agreement can most likely be buried today. In any case, neither the rhetoric of the head of the White House regarding his militaristic plans, nor the trends clearly visible in the US defense budget for the next fiscal year, simply leave room for other assumptions.


Actually, the line under all the talk about the possibility of extending the contract is summarized by the statement made by Donald Trump the other day during a meeting with state governors. The president publicly announced his intention after the START-3 deadline to "create the world's most powerful nuclear forces." It should be noted that he sets his own aspirations for global superiority in the field of this type of weaponry quite peculiarly. According to Trump, Moscow and Beijing today are ready (and, as he emphasizes, “at the same time”) to negotiate “to stop spending many billions of dollars on the creation of a nuclear weapons". Obviously, the rest of the world missed something known only to the head of the White House: for example, China’s consent to include it in the negotiation process on this issue. As far as I remember, in the Middle Kingdom, proposals of this kind were categorically refused, and more than once.

Much closer to reality, Trump's words sound that in the absence of such an agreement, the "only way" for the United States is to increase its own nuclear power to an unprecedented scale. And these are not empty words at all! According to the Pentagon’s draft budget for fiscal year 2021, the defense department intends to spend $ 29 billion exclusively on the development of nuclear weapons. This figure exceeds expenditures for similar items in 2020 immediately by 18%. Moreover, in order to create a powerful “nuclear fist”, the United States military is ready to sacrifice very, very much in the next 5 years. We are talking about the decommissioning of not only hundreds of combat aircraft, but also 4 warships. The Pentagon also decided to cancel 41 of the existing defense programs and “freeze” about the same amount - all this in order to save another 2021 billion dollars from the period from 2025 to 13,5, which will be spent on “nuclear reinforcement”.

By the way, this is against the backdrop of a statement by Trump's national security adviser on a proposal to reduce nuclear arsenals to the Russian Federation and China.

What will the money be used for? So far, everything is leading to the end of START-3. As expected, first of all they will be invested in the development of the most modern and advanced means of delivery of nuclear weapons: new ballistic missiles, strategic "stealth bombers" V-21, as well as Columbia-class submarines, which can be equipped with ballistic missiles. A completely new computer system will also be created, with the help of which the codes for launching nuclear missiles into the troops should be transferred from the head of the White House.

As you can see, the approach is very serious, thorough and comprehensive. We should not forget that the Pentagon plans to spend another 18 billion dollars on the development of the forces and means of its newly created Space Command. In the estimate - new satellites and military spacecraft. Also not forgotten in the list of expenses, the planned amount of which exceeds 740 and a half billion dollars, the development of hypersonic weapons and projects related to artificial intelligence.

With such a scale, it is hardly possible to hope that the head of state, today announcing his belligerent aspirations and supporting the record-breaking military budget for the joys of the American military-industrial complex, will suddenly come to his senses tomorrow and with a stroke of the pen will stop the new round of militarist race beginning before our eyes. Most likely, the world needs to prepare for existence without any saving international treaties. But with a significantly increased number of nuclear ballistic missiles.
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  1. Gregory2 12 February 2020 09: 01 New
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    The President publicly announced his intention after the START-3 deadline to “create the world's most powerful nuclear forces.” (Trump)

    Hopes "youth" nourish ...!
    1. Grandfather 12 February 2020 09: 10 New
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      The Coming End of START-3: US Intends to Create Powerful Nuclear Fist
      meaning then? much more? Where to go ? to guarantee 100500 times to reset the ball? request marasmus. parity is enough, the rest is a sick mind.
      1. rocket757 12 February 2020 09: 28 New
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        There were presidents in America who stopped the generals when they transferred to him how many times we — they can destroy each other ... you know, ONE TIME was enough for him, and he considered it more useless ... they passed those “gracious” time!
        Now, this is a very big business, and there, the calculations are different, they think. the gluttony of their creed!
      2. Arlen 12 February 2020 09: 55 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        meaning then? much more? Where to go ?

        I think it’s just escalating the situation, to start negotiations on nuclear weapons. It’s very similar to Trump.
        1. Grandfather 12 February 2020 10: 01 New
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          Quote: Arlen
          Quote: Dead Day
          meaning then? much more? Where to go ?

          I think it’s just escalating the situation, to start negotiations on nuclear weapons. It’s very similar to Trump.

          this "showman" surpassed by grimaces and gestures with colorful phrases of all the previous ones .. and the saxophonist, whose monica played the flute, and the younger son ... from whom the roof came ... this is simply a GOD of gestures and very colorful visions .... "spice" he has zaborny ... that's a fact. (poor family ...)
        2. Kostyar 12 February 2020 12: 10 New
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          I think it’s just escalating the situation, to start negotiations on nuclear weapons. It’s very similar to Trump.

          A good show is more expensive than money ...
      3. tihonmarine 12 February 2020 10: 07 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        meaning then? much more? Where to go ?

        History already knows such situations, before WWI, Germany came out on top in the world in armaments, before WWII, Germany again came out under the slogan "Guns instead of meat," and Japan did not concede to it that the whole world knew (but does not remember). Now in the USA the same situation.
  2. bessmertniy 12 February 2020 09: 02 New
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    The more the United States loses its economic leadership, the more they try to maintain their superiority in the most "lethal" types of weapons. Again, the "Trump economy" in everything. repeat
  3. steelmaker 12 February 2020 09: 12 New
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    This confirms my opinion and my comment that the United States does not believe that Russia is capable of delivering a nuclear strike to its children and its business. What to do! It is necessary to openly begin negotiations with Cuba, Venezuela and others about their military base in these countries. And do not settle accounts with Belarus for abandoning these bases. And secondly, there should be a law prohibiting the families of the ruler from living and having their own business outside of Russia!
  4. Hunter 2 12 February 2020 09: 19 New
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    Normal Boltology!
    1. China - clearly "sent" the United States with their Wishlist.
    2. Why do not I propose to consider the nuclear arsenals of all countries of the Nuclear Club?
    3. I’m not sure that the desires of the USA coincide with their capabilities.
    Maybe someone knows how many IDs China has? I can not find reliable information ???
  5. rocket757 12 February 2020 09: 25 New
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    The Coming End of START-3: US Intends to Create Powerful Nuclear Fist

    Whatever the “fist” would be if it had a “good” boulder in its way .... who would suffer harder, at least equally?
    1. YOUR 12 February 2020 09: 48 New
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      Everyone will suffer without exception. Australia does not have nuclear weapons and they are located far from the possible places for the use of nuclear weapons. So what, everything will get equal and so will be envied by those who immediately left. Thousands of nuclear warheads, thousands of explosions no one will leave without deprived. So Ponte is all.
      1. donavi49 12 February 2020 10: 08 New
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        Do not use model 70s horror stories in your ratings.

        The earth was experiencing much more serious disasters. For example, Permian extinction 40-60 thousand years erupted volcano (gap in the crust) - a length of several thousand kilometers. Also much more often (every 10-15 years), volcanoes of the Krakatau level plowed. And life survived in the conditions of eternal night, a wild atmosphere.

        Earth snowball - almost complete glaciation of the planet lasted 150 million years. And life has survived.

        According to current models, with the exchange of the main nuclear arsenals, catastrophic effects will take decades, and about a hundred complex ones for ordinary life. This is nothing. And those people who will press the buttons, quite (well, their relatives and environment) will live to see the new world.

        And these are the most pessimistic models. Others calculated in more detail give generally 1,5-2 years of catastrophic consequences and 10-12 for restoration. That is, if you have some edibles stored in the cellar and didn’t kill immediately / you got heavily infected, then you will also survive.

        Here is the civilization that we know, which we use, it will perish. But overall, it will be a slightly stronger Dark Age - by analogy.
        1. YOUR 12 February 2020 12: 17 New
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          It’s one thing to argue like this on the Internet, a completely different reality. Prove your examples, live a couple of years in Chernobyl.
          1. Roman070280 12 February 2020 14: 20 New
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            Yes, it seems like they’ve been living there for more than 30 years .. and nothing ..
            1. YOUR 12 February 2020 15: 09 New
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              A couple of years after the incident, a film about Chernobyl was released. What is remembered is the newborn piglets with their bloody eyes. No squirrel, no pupils, Eye of a bloody color.
              If anyone lives there, it’s not from a good life. Immediately after ... all the residents were taken out, all women who were in a position issued an abortion certificate for any period of pregnancy. That's how it is somehow. It is better to argue about this in the forums and never to experience in life.
              Still, the army has an order under which all unusual incidents, regardless of whether they affected the unit or not, should be reported and, if possible, filming. In the summer of 1991, I can’t say more precisely. Suddenly, a guard came running into the barracks, with bulging eyes, and then ... well, the guy has a little panic.
              They jumped out to see, from west to east, the luminous body moves very fast. Reported to the higher headquarters, they confirmed that they also see. The next day the same thing, a little panic began in the city. Only after that they deigned to say that under the agreement on the reduction of the RMSD by the method of launching in the direction of Kamchatka, the Kura training ground, the RSD-10 "Pioneer" is destroyed. The team stood in the area of ​​Chita. As presented by the visual effect of the launch of thousands of missiles, it somehow felt uneasy. And this is without broads.
              1. Roman070280 12 February 2020 15: 29 New
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                It wasn’t about getting pregnant, or the red eyes of piglets ..
                Talk about a cataclysm for the earth as such .. with the destruction of life, etc. ..
                And once the piglets run - with any eyes even - then on a planetary scale it’s all nonsense ..
                In general, as Putin said, we will go to heaven ..))
                1. YOUR 13 February 2020 02: 56 New
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                  Well, if so then yes, paradise is cool.
        2. Roman070280 12 February 2020 14: 19 New
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          Earth snowball - almost complete glaciation of the planet lasted 150 million years. And life has survived.

          According to current models, with the exchange of major nuclear arsenals - catastrophic effects take decades


          No, well, freezing in the snow for 150 million years is cruel ..
          But two heads instead of one is not such a catastrophic effect ..))
      2. rocket757 12 February 2020 10: 09 New
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        So armagedo \ nets are described in different ways, but always this is a big Byak! At the same time, for almost everyone.
        1. YOUR 12 February 2020 12: 15 New
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          Here I am talking about too. And unbelievers let them go to Chernobyl to live.
          1. rocket757 12 February 2020 12: 47 New
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            some who don’t survive right away, the rest a little later, for objective reasons .... what will survive, in the end, will look like anything, but not what it was.
            1. YOUR 13 February 2020 03: 00 New
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              Most likely, everyone will survive there now. True, some of the leukemia will suffer, but cancer will skyrocket, and what will happen to the next generation is a question. Statistics on Semipalatinsk is depressing. Despite the fact that safety measures were observed, something low-power explosions were buried there at a depth, trying to ensure that there were no emissions.
              Well, he’ll be in love with these experiments.
  6. Cowbra 12 February 2020 09: 41 New
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    Do you have plutonium production technology? Or since you "celebrated" it in the 90s - are you forced to mischief the supposedly "neutralized" warheads standing in reserve?
    PR are engaged in PR-aces. It’s a ride for striped hamburgers, where instead of brains - kyu, everyone else understands that this is from the category of Trupchinov’s promises in the Carpathians to make a vigorous bonba from homna and sticks
    1. YOUR 13 February 2020 03: 31 New
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      In 1990, 103 tons of plutonium was accumulated in the USA, and a little more than 200 in the USSR. The EBNa signed some kind of agreement under which the USA undertook to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium, but since they did not fulfill the agreement, Russia withdrew from this agreement.
      In the United States, weapons-grade plutonium production closed in 1988,. They hoped that other countries began to transfer plutonium to them, so Japan transferred 35 kg.
      We have production of weapons-grade plutonium suspended in 2010. Weapon-grade plutonium has a half-life of 24 thousand years. What has been accumulated, not in warheads, is enough in warehouses if converted to atomic bombs like Fat Man, for almost 20000 warheads.
      1. Cowbra 13 February 2020 07: 45 New
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        For 10 years, so much amnesty has accumulated in weapons-grade plutonium that a warhead is decaying and whether or not it smells is a big question. Do you think the good life of the United States translates its tactical charges? No, cleaned - less
  7. JonnyT 12 February 2020 10: 00 New
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    America will be intensely gaining power, this is an indisputable fact.
    Trump’s passages for concluding new treaties are more like threats and blackmail, supposedly if China and the Russian Federation do not sign treaties prescribing reductions in arsenals, the United States will smell like an atomic bomb in Iran, and then in the Russian Federation with China.
    All the same, I hope that the United States will not succeed, again the technology for producing weapons-grade uranium and plutonium is very complicated and expensive, again where to get the raw materials for enrichment. Let's hope that the United States will not be able to accumulate a significant amount of nuclear weapons.
    P.S. The world has never been so close to a man-made apocalypse. Here it will explode, and there will be dead people lying on the roads and there will be no one to remove their bodies ....
  8. Vasily Ponomarev 12 February 2020 10: 27 New
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    Quote: Dead Day
    Quote: Arlen
    Quote: Dead Day
    meaning then? much more? Where to go ?

    I think it’s just escalating the situation, to start negotiations on nuclear weapons. It’s very similar to Trump.

    this "showman" surpassed by grimaces and gestures with colorful phrases of all the previous ones .. and the saxophonist, whose monica played the flute, and the younger son ... from whom the roof came ... this is simply a GOD of gestures and very colorful visions .... "spice" he has zaborny ... that's a fact. (poor family ...)

    worry about him, eh, our officials would worry about us like that
    1. Cowbra 12 February 2020 12: 14 New
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      Write a letter to Zelensky that he is not worried about you. And better - right upstairs, Soros. in fact, that he is not happy for you? And his officials ... And they didn’t send manuals for a long time ...
  9. Mytholog 12 February 2020 11: 14 New
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    In the 80s, the USA with might and main dispersed the arms race so that the USSR would break down economically in it. Now they themselves fall into this hole, it seems.
    1. Chervonny 12 February 2020 12: 55 New
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      Now they themselves fall into this hole, it seems.

      I think they are already in this pit of the arms race.
  10. Operator 12 February 2020 12: 15 New
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    The only yet unopened U.S. program to create new types of strategic offensive arms is Air-Launched Rapid Response (ALRR), and then with a stretch, since by 2022 it is planned to create only a hypersonic air-based missile with the possibility of its placement on strategic bombers.

    Apart from the United States, dozens of countries around the world can create a missile defense complex with a rocket engine, but their flight range will be half that of the Russian Zircon with a direct-flow jet engine, which will force American bombers to enter the Russian air defense zones with understandable consequences.

    Moreover, the marine Zircon Zircon based on ICAPL with a range of 950 km and a flight time of 6 minutes to targets on the US national territory will de jure be a short-range missile and will not be included in the START and RSD limits: bully
  11. Vasily Ponomarev 12 February 2020 12: 16 New
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    Quote: Cowbra
    Write a letter to Zelensky that he is not worried about you. And better - right upstairs, Soros. in fact, that he is not happy for you? And his officials ... And they didn’t send manuals for a long time ...

    Are you following me? or you were given the task of following the vemi who is against the only right course? PS: manuals are distributed to the Kremlin boats, I do not belong to such
  12. Vasily Ponomarev 12 February 2020 14: 17 New
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    Quote: Red
    Quote: Mytholog
    Now they themselves fall into this hole, it seems.

    I think they are already in this pit of the arms race.

    if they are in a pit with such an economy, then what will happen without an arms race, an economic miracle?
  13. Old26 12 February 2020 15: 17 New
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    Quote: Arlen
    Quote: Dead Day
    meaning then? much more? Where to go ?

    I think it’s just escalating the situation, to start negotiations on nuclear weapons. It’s very similar to Trump.

    Most likely. It's just that his words run counter to opportunities

    Quote: steel maker
    This confirms my opinion and my comment that the United States does not believe that Russia is capable of delivering a nuclear strike to its children and its business. What to do! It is necessary to openly begin negotiations with Cuba, Venezuela and others about their military base in these countries. And do not settle accounts with Belarus for abandoning these bases. And secondly, there should be a law prohibiting the families of the ruler from living and having their own business outside of Russia!

    Money nowhere to go? Okay, I can understand when they remember Cuba. And even then, it is not known how she will react to this now. And Venezuela. Invest hundreds of billions, then to lose it?

    Quote: Hunter 2
    2. Why do not I propose to consider the nuclear arsenals of all countries of the Nuclear Club?

    2. Because it is a dead end. Negotiations on ceilings for two countries - the USSR (RF) - the USA went on for years. And then try to combine the interests of 10 countries within the framework of the agreement. I, personally, am not sure that Israel, North Korea, and China will disclose information on the size of their arsenal. In addition, the contract is an inspection. It is one thing when the Americans conduct inspections with us, and we with them. And here are 10 countries. Will everyone allow such inspections at their missile bases? Not sure.

    Quote: Hunter 2
    3. I’m not sure that the desires of the USA coincide with their capabilities.

    And you will be right.

    Quote: Hunter 2
    Maybe someone knows how many IDs China has? I can not find reliable information ???

    Hardly find. The official announced amount is 280-300 units. How much is real - no one knows. Maybe 800, maybe 1500, maybe 3000.
    It would be possible to calculate if there were open data on centrifuge production and reactors, but there is no such data in open access either

    Quote: Cowbra
    Do you have plutonium production technology? Or since you "celebrated" it in the 90s - are you forced to mischief the supposedly "neutralized" warheads standing in reserve?
    PR are engaged in PR-aces. It’s a ride for striped hamburgers, where instead of brains - kyu, everyone else understands that this is from the category of Trupchinov’s promises in the Carpathians to make a vigorous bonba from homna and sticks

    Technology remains. Nowhere to go. In 2015, they launched the Complex-2030 program, designed for implementation until 2030. According to this program, many old production facilities are closed, enterprises are demolished, as happened with the K-25, K-27, K-29, K-31, K-32 plants. They did not divide breeder reactors (like us). Plutonium stockpiles in storage facilities are at least 53 metric tons. Old warheads go through the LEP program, which will give them the opportunity to be in service until about 2060. They cannot do new now. Only after the completion of the modernization of its nuclear weapons industry ...

    Quote: JonnyT
    All the same, I hope that the United States will not succeed, again the technology for producing weapons-grade uranium and plutonium is very complicated and expensive, again where to get the raw materials for enrichment. Let's hope that the United States will not be able to accumulate a significant amount of nuclear weapons.

    At least 50 tons (maximum 90 tons) of weapons-grade plutonium is not enough for you? And about 550 tons of weapons-grade plutonium. Too little? Uranium reserves of approximately 63 tons