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Pentagon report on nuclear war allegedly accidentally appeared on the Internet

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An interesting document is published on the Internet - the US Department of Defense leadership on nuclear warfare. The text got into the global network allegedly by accident, but was it really so?


It all started with the fact that the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States posted in the public domain, and then deleted the new version of its official doctrine on the use of nuclear weapons. But the public copy of the document was saved. American analyst Stephen Aftergood says that the Pentagon report presents the strategy of using nuclear deterrence forces, their structure, the organization of command and operations.

However, many quotes from the Aftergood doctrine raise questions. What is worth, for example, such a thesis:

The use of nuclear weapons can create the conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability.

Meanwhile, not so long ago, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published a report on the current state of the nuclear forces of various states. The report emphasizes that the United States and Russia currently have 9/10 of the entire world nuclear arsenal, which is gradually being reduced thanks to the START-3 treaty, but is not being reduced at such a fast pace as it could be.

If both countries do not agree to extend the START-3 period, which expires at the beginning of 2021, a new phase of the nuclear arms race could follow. Although both Russia and the USA already suspect each other of a systematic violation of mutual agreements. Recall that it was precisely such suspicions that led to the termination of the INF Treaty, and now they threaten the prospects for the extension of START-3.

For example, Lieutenant General Robert Ashley, Jr., director of the U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence Directorate (RUMO), recently bluntly accused Russia of not observing a moratorium on nuclear tests and emphasized that at least 1000 nuclear warheads are being produced in Russia per year.

The American leadership, accusing Russia of a nuclear race, leads the US public to the conclusion that in order to deter a potential adversary, it is also necessary to strengthen and improve their own nuclear forces. President Donald Trump and his entourage use accusations against Russia in order to legitimize US actions to strengthen its nuclear power.

The publication of the official report of the US Armed Forces Military School, setting out the strategy for nuclear warfare, in this case was very helpful. Indeed, American military analysts in this report consider nuclear forces as the most important means of deterring the enemies of the United States. The document also spells out the importance of developing nuclear forces, giving them flexibility, diversity, expanding their ability to adapt to various situations.

It turns out that the US armed forces are dominated by a point of view that is exactly the opposite of what the official representatives of the civilian leadership say. While politicians are discussing the reduction of nuclear arsenals and accusing Russia of not carrying out this reduction, the military is convinced that only the preservation and further development of nuclear weapons can protect the interests of the United States of America.

It is likely that the very appearance of a curious document in the global network was also the result of some political games of the American elite on the eve of such an important event as the expiration of START-3 and discussion of the prospects for its further extension or, conversely, the refusal to extend it.

In any case, one thing is clear - the American state is not really going to reduce and weaken its nuclear potential, as it sees in nuclear weapons one of the most important means of confronting its potential opponents and competitors like China and Russia.
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  1. Aleks2048
    Aleks2048 April 13 2020 10: 09 New
    +2
    Rates are rising. I think that SNV-3 will order a long life. And for a while even everything will be fine. I think objectively until the countries are ready to agree. But it seems to me that everything will change after the exchange of tactical nuclear weapons strikes somewhere in the Middle East ... Syria? Afghanistan? India or Pakistan maybe Iran? And again, for some time, everyone will pretend that everything is fine.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 13 2020 10: 19 New
      -10
      With this level of precision missile weapons,
      nuclear acts more like a scarecrow.
    2. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre April 13 2020 10: 25 New
      +6
      I think objectively until the countries are ready to agree.
      There is a fundamental error in your words. The capitalist countries, in principle, are not ready to agree on the voluntary weakening of their military strength. Because at the forefront of the capitalist system is competition, not cooperation. Cooperation is considered only when competition is impossible. But nuclear weapons are such an ace in the sleeve of the country that only a completely moron will refuse him.
      1. LKW UE
        LKW UE April 13 2020 12: 37 New
        +2
        I would add, not only the capitalist countries ... When you are stronger, you are not interested in equal cooperation with the weaker. And all the countries of the world used this, who is stronger than that and is right.
      2. Aleks2048
        Aleks2048 April 14 2020 07: 36 New
        0
        There is a fundamental error in your words. The capitalist countries, in principle, are not ready to agree on the voluntary weakening of their military strength.

        There is no mistake. Or do you think the Russian Federation is ready almost unilaterally to unilaterally disarm its nuclear arsenal. I hope, and still do not see the prerequisites for such a development of events.
    3. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee April 13 2020 10: 28 New
      11
      And over the years, nothing has changed!
      1. Mastodon
        Mastodon April 13 2020 15: 45 New
        +1
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        And over the years, nothing has changed!

        Directly removed from the language and also the magazine "Crocodile" recalled ..
    4. Dmitry Donskoy
      Dmitry Donskoy April 13 2020 10: 29 New
      +5
      Only a charged nuclear gun can sober up mattresses; nothing else affects them. am
    5. iouris
      iouris April 13 2020 23: 47 New
      0
      Quote: Alex2048
      Rates are rising. I think that SNV-3 will order a long life.

      Yes. It's time to give up. And the coronavirus yet. No chance.
      1. Aleks2048
        Aleks2048 April 14 2020 07: 33 New
        0
        It's time to give up. And the coronavirus yet. No chance.

        Probably they think so in the USA. So SNV-3 as a whole is more convenient for the USA than for Russia.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 April 13 2020 10: 13 New
    +4
    The use of nuclear weapons can create the conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability.

    In their opinion, on a field / planet burnt by nuclear weapons, will there be complete strategic stability or is it not enough?
    1. Peter is not the first
      Peter is not the first April 13 2020 11: 30 New
      +4
      A little bit wrong in their view: This is precisely what is meant by the first, disinfecting blow to our deterrence and decision-making forces. We should be the nuclear desert, and not they, well, and the countries adjacent to us.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 13 2020 11: 39 New
        0
        Blessed is he who lives in illusion.
        There is no technical possibility to attack Russia and survive thereafter.
        Those who are supposed to know this, but no one anywhere else can shut up talkers of all sorts, different, of any level ... well, maybe in North Korea it’s stricter than in democratically oriented countries.
        So sho will be tweeted without ceasing.
        1. Peter is not the first
          Peter is not the first April 13 2020 11: 44 New
          0
          I agree, but in their doctrines, they remain invulnerable. And even launching strategic missiles with low-power warheads, for them, this is not a reason, on our part, to reciprocate. Blessed is he who believes in his dreams.
      2. your1970
        your1970 April 13 2020 12: 37 New
        0
        Quote: Peter is not the first
        We should be the nuclear desert, and not they, well, and the countries adjacent to us.

        The Chernobyl outburst - not even an explosion !! - was recorded even in France ...
        The explosion of several hundred warheads will certainly affect the US climate.

        But this is a trifle compared to the collapse of exchanges ..... the removal of the global state of the Russian Federation is an extremely negative impact on the entire world economy
        1. 16329
          16329 April 13 2020 14: 29 New
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          Some strange arguments, any military actions always have economic consequences and military defeat of the main enemy with some material losses in the process.
          Upon its completion, there is an economic recovery for the winner. Well, a lot of good things.
          Remember the golden 50s of the USA
          1. missuris
            missuris April 13 2020 18: 44 New
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            the golden 50s of the USA are a bit like the growth of the US economy on the restoration of the economies of Europe and Japan.
            and after a real nuclear war, the United States will have to physically restore its economy, as well as the Russian Federation.
            those. The United States will fall into the conditions of the USSR, Europe and Japan after WWII.
            most likely in a nuclear war all major refineries, large chip maker plants, metallurgical plants, etc. will be burned. all that costs a lot of money and a long time to restore.
        2. dvina71
          dvina71 April 13 2020 15: 05 New
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          Quote: your1970
          The explosion of several hundred warheads will certainly affect the US climate.

          Not much and for a short time.
          So for reference ... in order to create the conditions for the extinction of large dinosaurs, volcanoes in present Siberia had to erupt a couple of hundred years. All nuclear weapons .. this is zilch, in comparison with those events. Yes, and during the life of the dinosaurs, the Earth was hit by meteorites four times ..., to which our yao .. also .. as far as the moon .. and for all that .. the reason for the extinction of large dinosaurs was a decrease in oxygen level in the atmosphere, and angiosperms the plants captured even not very fertile lands, giving shelter to small mammals .. which they used with great pleasure and the laying of dinosaur eggs became a dining room for them ..
          1. your1970
            your1970 April 13 2020 16: 25 New
            0
            Yes, everything is wonderful just !!! Let’s shoot left to right with rockets, what’s there ...
    2. iouris
      iouris April 13 2020 23: 48 New
      +1
      They count. And they think very well. Example: the USSR surrendered without using any weapons.
  3. knn54
    knn54 April 13 2020 10: 26 New
    +3
    The Yankees spend an amount commensurate with 40% of the total military budget of the Russian Federation for the modernization of the nuclear arsenal.
  4. kpd
    kpd April 13 2020 10: 30 New
    10
    The termination of the INF Treaty was led by the US unwillingness to comply with the restrictions imposed by this treaty, and suspicions were just an excuse.
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich April 13 2020 10: 31 New
    +3
    Whoever, whenever, so that he doesn’t say, we will certainly not use mattresses or mattresses, remember Lieutenant Colonel Petrov, but there are other states where their heads may not be friends with their heads
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 April 13 2020 10: 51 New
      0
      Look !!! They will elect a presiding fool Biden with a crazy Clintons and you can expect anything from some old senile from the "deep state" who will pull the strings.
      1. Borey 53
        Borey 53 April 13 2020 21: 06 New
        +2
        Why do you think Clintonsha is crazy, you are completely wrong and you shouldn’t treat an elderly woman like that, she’s a complete fool.
  6. orionvitt
    orionvitt April 13 2020 10: 34 New
    +2
    directly accused Russia of not observing the moratorium on nuclear testing.
    Here are the resorts. Okay, the Americans made a dumb herd, as they already consider the whole world to be complete idiots. What kind of test? Here you can’t drop the mobile to the ground, so that somewhere in the world this would not be recorded by a seismograph, but here nuclear tests. Who is this chatter for?
    and emphasized that at least 1000 nuclear warheads are being produced per year in the Russian Federation
    Envy lol Well, declare Russia an enemy even more, impose even more sanctions, and then Russia will produce, not 1000, but 2000 warheads per year. And then for sure, you will be happy.
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 April 13 2020 10: 55 New
      0
      Quote: orionvitt
      Envy

      Well, in the USA, the technology of manufacturing nuclear weapons has been lost. How did they even get together to do it?
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt April 13 2020 11: 10 New
        +1
        Quote: Sergey39
        Well, in the United States lost the technology of manufacturing nuclear weapons

        Ts-sss ... Quietly. Be silent. And then it still pops up that they have lost, in addition to everything, the technology of manned flights into space, so the adherents of the western paradise will bite you here. : lol
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 13 2020 11: 17 New
      +3
      Quote: orionvitt
      Envy Well, declare Russia even more an enemy,

      Do not go to a fortuneteller - that’s how it will be. And spit on them all the initiatives / actions and even I would say on expressions of concern - Americans always solve any of their problems at someone else's expense.
      Quote: orionvitt
      Who is this chatter for?
      Remember he doesn’t need a knife for a fool, he’s lying to him from three boxes and do what you like with him. Here a colleague very clearly noticed
      Quote: orionvitt
      they made a dumb herd with the Americans, as they already consider the whole world to be complete idiots.
      I would add that they consider the whole world to be slaves, and infuriates them if this is not so.
  7. arnulla
    arnulla April 13 2020 10: 35 New
    +3
    Nothing new. Everything described has long been known.
    1. Pardus
      Pardus April 13 2020 11: 54 New
      +9
      American foreign policy is becoming increasingly aggressive from year to year.
    2. ccsr
      ccsr April 13 2020 13: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: arnulla
      Nothing new. Everything described has long been known.

      I’ll only add - since Soviet times. This was reported almost thirty years ago in specialized literature.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 13 2020 10: 42 New
    +1
    While at the opposite side there is at least a little hope for the effectiveness of a preemptive strike, followed by the complete neutralization of the enemy, there can be no talk of any kind of agreements on a rigid basis and their unconditional implementation. Americans, I don’t know why, but amuse themselves with the hope of minimal damage to their country in the event of a nuclear conflict. Obviously they simply cannot believe on the mental level that a full paragraph will come to them.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 13 2020 10: 42 New
    +1
    And the stripes do not see their death in nuclear weapons as in a tick needle?
    1. Pardus
      Pardus April 13 2020 11: 54 New
      11
      Nope, they don’t see. For some reason, they believe that there will be no retaliatory strike. Naive. smile
  10. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 13 2020 11: 10 New
    -2
    So what's new?
    Everyone knows that only Russia and the United States have accumulated a nuclear arsenal capable of destroying the land several times.
    Everyone knows that nuclear powers will not fight with nuclear weapons, at least from the instinct of self-preservation.
    Everyone knows that nuclear arsenals cannot lie unchanged for decades, they also require updating.
    Therefore, all such articles and all kinds of loud statements are just like clowning boxers in front of the press, only boxers are obliged to enter the fray and there are no nuclear powers.
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 April 13 2020 15: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: sanik2020
      Everyone knows that only Russia and the United States have accumulated a nuclear arsenal capable of destroying the land several times.

      You see .. the Americans carried out the bombing of Japanese cities, conducted field tests in their wilderness, ours conducted a product drill ..
      The disadvantage at that time was the lack of delivery vehicles with low kVO, which was compensated by the charge power.
      Now the situation has changed, the accuracy of the missiles has become a meter, there are several charges that fit in such missiles .. and here the military opens up a sea of ​​opportunities .. To destroy Dresden, the Allies dropped almost 5kt of ammunition on it .. now it can be done with one missile ..
      And two ... the earth was not destroyed by meteorites, the energy of which is orders of magnitude greater than the current total in the world. But to destroy the habitat and destroy social foundations, returning the population to primitive ways to solve problems ... where the one who is stronger is right.
  11. 501Legion
    501Legion April 13 2020 11: 21 New
    +1
    with amers, and so warheads are not destroyed but stupidly stored. so they’re breaking everything for a long time.
    1. Pardus
      Pardus April 13 2020 11: 55 New
      10
      They always violate all concluded contracts.
      1. Catholic
        Catholic April 13 2020 14: 46 New
        +8
        Quote: Pardus
        They always violate all concluded contracts.

        It has long been known that the United States is not a contracting country.
  12. Operator
    Operator April 13 2020 12: 37 New
    -2
    The publication of the USNSK document on the use of nuclear weapons in the first place demonstrates the failure of all, without exception, US development programs based on the use of non-nuclear weapons.

    From the series - how to lower several tens of trillions bucks of the 2020 model into the toilet and stay bare back after coronavirus bully
  13. Old26
    Old26 April 13 2020 12: 37 New
    +5
    Although both Russia and the USA already suspect each other of a systematic violation of mutual agreements.

    It has always been, starting, in principle, with the first SALT agreements. But to resolve disputes, a bilateral commission has always existed and exists. before "dirty linen was not taken out". And violations of each of the parties became public in years, and even decades. Now the "ram" is the media. Not in silence (and politics requires silence) disputed issues are resolved, but on the pages of newspapers and magazines. Moreover, each of the parties is trying to blame the other for real or imaginary violations ...

    .
    Quote: Alex2048
    Rates are rising. I think that SNV-3 will order a long life. And for a while even everything will be fine. I think objectively until the countries are ready to agree. But it seems to me that everything will change after the exchange of tactical nuclear weapons strikes somewhere in the Middle East ... Syria? Afghanistan? India or Pakistan maybe Iran? And again, for some time, everyone will pretend that everything is fine.

    I think, Alexey, that the agreement will nevertheless be prolonged. The Americans are now in no position to tear this treaty. The problems of the US nuclear weapons complex are being resolved, but for this, in addition to money, time is also needed. Therefore, they will not break the agreement, which is somehow "holding back Russia" in some way. Otherwise, they will find themselves in a situation where Russia will increase (if necessary) the number of charges (with increasing carriers so far difficulties), and the United States simply will not be able to seriously increase the number of charges physically (they will only be able to use the charges stored in the operational storage). The result is a mirror-inverted situation. We can increase the number of BGs, but there will be a problem with building up carriers, they will be able to increase carriers, but the problem with BG

    Quote: Doccor18
    With this level of precision missile weapons, nuclear acts more like a scarecrow.

    High-precision weapons usually have a tactical or operational tactical range. Corrected ammunition launched from a distance of 50-80 km can have a KVO of 2-3 meters. Intercontinental missile with the best guidance characteristics - 90-100 meters. And with such a “spread” of accuracy, only nuclear weapons, which now play the role of deterrence, will be effective

    Quote: abrakadabre
    There is a fundamental error in your words. The capitalist countries, in principle, are not ready to agree on the voluntary weakening of their military strength.

    And you contradict realities. A capitalist country called the United States agreed with a socialist country (USSR) to limit and reduce strategic offensive arms. And the beginning is agreed upon when it had an advantage in both carriers and warheads. And which is typical, despite minor violations on each side, continues to adhere to these agreements.

    Quote: kpd
    The termination of the INF Treaty was led by the US unwillingness to comply with the restrictions imposed by this treaty, and suspicions were just an excuse.

    They felt that further compliance with the treaty was not beneficial to the United States. By the way, this agreement is now not beneficial to us either, because when this agreement was concluded, very few countries possessed medium-range missiles. Now, many of the countries surrounding Russia, especially in the Asian region, have such missiles. And we, in which case, have nothing to answer ...

    Quote: orionvitt
    directly accused Russia of not observing the moratorium on nuclear testing.
    Here are the resorts. Okay, the Americans made a dumb herd, as they already consider the whole world to be complete idiots. What kind of test? Here you can’t drop the mobile to the ground, so that somewhere in the world this would not be recorded by a seismograph, but here nuclear tests. Who is this chatter for?
    and emphasized that at least 1000 nuclear warheads are being produced per year in the Russian Federation
    Envy lol Well, declare Russia an enemy even more, impose even more sanctions, and then Russia will produce, not 1000, but 2000 warheads per year. And then for sure, you will be happy.

    Well, the general, it seems, is not at all friendly with his head, and even more so with the numbers. No one has detected a nuclear test, but you see his department.
    Yes, we conducted such tests (permitted. Among others). They are also called subcritical or hydro-nuclear tests. From 1995 to 2000, we conducted them in the amount of 18. Americans, from 1997 to 2005, also conducted such tests. Moreover, in the amount of 21. So he sees a speck in a stranger's eye, but in his does not see a log either. Ah, Ashley Jr., Ashley Jr. No need to make such statements, and then you will not correspond to the well-known phrase from the Russian tale of the three sons. And so it turns out that you correspond.

    Quote: Sergey39
    Quote: orionvitt
    Envy

    Well, in the USA, the technology of manufacturing nuclear weapons has been lost. How did they even get together to do it?

    No need to repeat the stupid things that are replicated, including and our media. Technology in the USA is not lost. Just the euphoria from the collapse of the Union led to the fact that they did not modernize their production and are now forced to spend significantly more money and most importantly time to compensate for this collapse. Now their nuclear weapons production is only capable of modernizing and disposing of nuclear weapons. Approximately 300-350 in each of the subparagraphs. Now they can’t do new ones in series. After quite a serious modernization of their nuclear weapons complex, they will be able to start production in about 2030 (maybe a little later) in the amount of about 70-80 BG per year at the first stage.

    Quote: rotmistr60
    While at the opposite side there is at least a little hope for the effectiveness of a preemptive strike, followed by the complete neutralization of the enemy, there can be no talk of any kind of agreements on a rigid basis and their unconditional implementation. Americans, I don’t know why, but amuse themselves with the hope of minimal damage to their country in the event of a nuclear conflict. Obviously they simply cannot believe on the mental level that a full paragraph will come to them.

    Alas, Gennady, but the Americans are complying with the START agreements, and on a tough basis. At least 19 inspections per year on our part did not reveal any violations. But with the hope of minimal damage, they entertain themselves. That's for sure.
  14. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem April 13 2020 12: 47 New
    +2
    How many American military bases in the world and how are they located?
    How many Russian military bases are located outside the Russian Federation?
    I think all questions will disappear on their own ..
  15. T.Henks
    T.Henks April 13 2020 13: 53 New
    0
    Reminds showing on NTV of that which cannot be. No one has seen Poseidon either. But they are.
  16. Old26
    Old26 April 13 2020 14: 38 New
    +3
    Quote: T.Henks
    Reminds showing on NTV of that which cannot be. No one has seen Poseidon either. But they are.

    Oh well, last year they just started testing, IMHO they’re not even running, but do you already have them ???
  17. Old26
    Old26 April 13 2020 17: 56 New
    +1
    Quote: 501Legion
    with amers, and so warheads are not destroyed but stupidly stored. so they’re breaking everything for a long time.

    Are we being destroyed? In fact, the Americans do not make this secret and the network has tables on how many nuclear charges were destroyed in which year.

    Quote: Pardus
    They always violate all concluded contracts.

    Brave claim. Are you ready to give examples? so that it does not look like an ordinary idle talk?
  18. NordUral
    NordUral April 14 2020 10: 20 New
    0
    Although both Russia and the USA already suspect each other of a systematic violation of mutual agreements. Recall that it was precisely such suspicions that led to the termination of the INF Treaty, and now they threaten the prospects for the extension of START-3.

    Russia does not suspect, it knows that the States are violating all agreements.