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US urges Biden to eliminate the risk of accidental use of nuclear weapons

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At one time, the world was in the balance of a large-scale nuclear war - in October 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. However, the negotiations between Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy still made it possible to avoid a clash of nuclear powers. Today, almost sixty years later, история in some way repeats.


Over the decades of the existence of nuclear weapons its delivery systems have become much faster and more powerful. There are more than 13 nuclear weapons in nine countries around the world. In most nuclear powers, the issue of launching nuclear missiles is de jure controlled by one person - the head of state. Accordingly, the risk that the leader of the country will decide to use it increases, but the idea that the "suitcase with a button" may end up in the hands of terrorists is even more terrible.

A new risk of the use of nuclear weapons has arisen as a result of the informatization of the modern world: cyber attacks can disrupt the stable functioning of communication and nuclear weapons control systems, and this can lead to unpredictable consequences. Another risk is associated with the proliferation of nuclear technology and the general weakening of nuclear arms controls.

Thus, the risk of accidental or provoked by a cyberattack of the use of nuclear weapons in our time is significantly increasing. Therefore, every nuclear-weapon country and every leader of a nuclear power has a responsibility to reduce the risks of nuclear error. The American press writes about it.

Former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and ex-Senator and US lawyer Sam Nunn called on US President Joe Biden to accelerate efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons being used. The head of state, according to politicians, must give a guarantee that nuclear weapons will not be used by mistake, as a result of a false signal of an attack or cyber attack. Also, Biden should, according to politicians, influence the leaders of other nuclear states so that they carry out similar checks in their countries and reduce the risks of accidental use of nuclear weapons.

The most recent and most comprehensive survey of US nuclear command and control systems was carried out nearly 30 years ago. Then the president of the United States was George W. Bush, the military department was headed by Richard Cheney. But over the past thirty years, technology, strategic environment and threats from cyber, space and information warfare have become more diverse and complex.

According to the American politicians, whose opinion was given above, the current programs of modernization of nuclear weapons of the potential adversaries of the United States - Russia and China - create new problems and risks for the American state. At the same time, the nuclear arsenal control system will increasingly depend on digital and automated technologies, and control over the use of these technologies should be increased significantly.

Among the main tasks that need to be solved, politicians name: reducing the risk of using nuclear weapons due to an accident or a false signal; countering attempts by terrorists or radicals to seize nuclear weapons. At the same time, politicians do not forget about diplomatic methods, including increasing the level of trust between the nuclear powers.

The compilation of a new review and management of the US nuclear arsenal also implies the search for options for improving technologies, processes and methods, including the introduction of new requirements for the security and reliability of nuclear systems. A system could also be introduced that would allow the destruction of nuclear weapons after launch in the event of an erroneous launch.

At the same time, on the American sidelines, they say that they do not fully trust their president in terms of control over the notorious nuclear briefcase. It should be noted that at the final stage of Donald Trump's term, they did not trust him either, eventually depriving him of the right to dispose of the "red button" before Biden took office.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 18 November 2021 11: 18
    +3
    do not fully trust their president

    I remembered a joke: Who threw a felt boot into the remote control? Well, there is no Florida! what
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 November 2021 11: 22
      +5
      Do you offer everyone to hand over their felt boots to the warehouse? what
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 18 November 2021 11: 28
        +4
        Quote: tralflot1832
        to hand over felt boots to the warehouse?

        Biden is a must! smile
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 18 November 2021 11: 32
          0
          There they all have to be handed over to the warehouse, to the "fifth" hold.
        2. 28st region
          28st region 18 November 2021 12: 04
          +2
          Biden and Putin discussed this issue. We made a joint statement and extended the START Treaty, from which our Trump planned to withdraw. The contract was extended until 2026
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 18 November 2021 20: 16
            +1
            Quote: 28st region
            Biden and Putin discussed this issue. We made a joint statement and extended the START Treaty, from which our Trump planned to withdraw. The contract was extended until 2026

            So what follows from this? We also signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. The Americans have repeatedly demonstrated that they easily agree to violate any agreements if it is beneficial to them, and therefore, as they say, we always need to keep our powder dry and be ready, if anything happens, quickly and efficiently slap their cunning countenance.
      2. prior
        prior 18 November 2021 11: 34
        +1
        I don’t know for sure who else on earth, besides the Russians, is playing boots, but prohibiting the possession of nuclear “felt boots” is the same as playing Vanka.
        Americans do not like nuclear weapons, even if they do not "eat" ....
        And we "bang" if need be ... in Russia they know how in winter without boots. wink
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 18 November 2021 12: 02
      +7
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Who threw a felt boot into the remote control?

      Only Russians have felt boots ... And they also fly on the ISS in earflaps and quilted jackets ... These American senators have approximately the same idea of ​​the nuclear launch safety system.
      Meanwhile, there is a situational room, permanent members of the Presidential Security Council, a protocol and a decision-making procedure, a code-blocking system and a procedure for removing it to activate the SBP ...
      risks of accidental use of nuclear weapons ... cyberattacks can disrupt the stability of communications and nuclear weapons control systems, and this can lead to unpredictable consequences.
      1.The computer control system for strategic nuclear forces is autonomous, closed, isolated, multichannel with a bunch of confirmations, etc.
      2. disrupt the communication system? through N channels at once!? ... Well, well.
      3. to crack the "code" of start-up (?), Access, to remove the code-locks from the products - it is necessary for the supercomp to rattle for half a year. And all these protections are changing (I won't say exactly - I don't want to lie) every day ... Moreover, the cipher codes on communication systems too ... Therefore, sighs about
      that the "suitcase with a button" may end up in the hands of terrorists.
      in fact - a game for the audience.
      As far as I know (remember), we have always had the task of "GUARANTEED bringing the command and control signal to the forces."
      And there was no question of the "WRONG" option, because it is impossible to get into the system, and there are no erroneous orders in it BY DEFINITION.
      AHA.
    3. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 18 November 2021 12: 24
      +1
      Well, this is all natural ...
      The less power, the stronger the confusion and vacillation, the greater the risks of the appearance of random people "at the console" or "suitcase". And automatic "electronic assistants" are also a risk factor, control is necessary.

      How worried they were about the fate of nuclear weapons after the collapse of the USSR, after all, it was at their insistence that Ukraine was deprived of it ... And if they themselves disintegrate into states, then who will get these weapons?

      And this approach can only be welcomed, even if it is limited and disabled. It certainly doesn't make us worse. Give perestroika and detente in the United States, it's their turn!
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 18 November 2021 12: 48
        0
        How worried they were about the fate of nuclear weapons after the collapse of the USSR, because it was at their insistence that Ukraine was deprived of it ...

        But in this matter, the striped ones turned out to be very far-sighted and hence the conclusion - they perfectly calculated Bandera's politicians and what can be expected from them. Accordingly, they treat them like they are savages and I think they can hardly restrain their laughter, conducting conversations with these idiots on serious topics. And naturally they will not pull the ointment for the dill and will quickly wash off from there in the event of a fire. Something like this. hi
        1. Vladimir61
          Vladimir61 18 November 2021 18: 31
          +1
          Quote: Ros 56
          Accordingly, they treat them like they are savages and I think they can hardly restrain their laughter, conducting conversations with these idiots on serious topics.
          But, what roosters their politicians go around, after each call from Fashigston, and if a face-to-face meeting, they fall into ecstasy.
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    4. knn54
      knn54 18 November 2021 13: 45
      +1
      -Vladimir: I remembered a joke:
      At the headquarters of the Strategic Missile Forces:
      - Today came an order to reduce staff by 10%. Does everyone understand?
      - Yes..
      -Your suggestions.
      Someone suggested starting from Texas, someone from Florida ...
      1. Alf
        Alf 18 November 2021 19: 31
        0
        Quote: knn54
        I remembered the joke:

        An order was received from the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to cut staff by 10%. Getting Started - Iowa, Idaho, Alabama, Alaska ...
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 19 November 2021 06: 46
          -3
          stop Alaska and California not to touch, oh, I’ll tell you. am
          1. Alf
            Alf 19 November 2021 18: 41
            0
            Quote: Ros 56
            stop Alaska and California not to touch, oh, I’ll tell you. am

            Why
            P.S. The minus is not mine.
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 19 November 2021 19: 14
              0
              What do you mean, this is our former land, although California has not been fully mastered, but Andrey Alexandrovich Baranov opened a trading post there, built Fort Ross and traded with the Indians. Of course, initially it was not without skirmishes with them and the death of many of the explorers of new lands. So remember Ermak and others.
              1. Alf
                Alf 19 November 2021 19: 16
                0
                Quote: Ros 56
                What are you, these are our former lands,

                So what ? During the war, our aviation and our cities bombed. Yes, and covered Helsinki. War...
                1. Ros 56
                  Ros 56 19 November 2021 19: 18
                  0
                  Well, we are not savages like striped or banderlog, or I'm wrong. fellow
                  1. Alf
                    Alf 19 November 2021 19: 20
                    0
                    Quote: Ros 56
                    Well, we are not savages like striped or banderlog, or I'm wrong. fellow

                    The former earth is ours, but now who lives there?
                    1. Ros 56
                      Ros 56 19 November 2021 19: 26
                      -1
                      And during the expansion of the Russian Empire, many were also unfamiliar to us, and somehow we also did not know much about Central Asia during the creation of the USSR, but as a result, the country became powerful and the fascists broke its ridge. wassat Moscow was not built right away, have you heard?
                      1. Alf
                        Alf 19 November 2021 19: 27
                        0
                        Quote: Ros 56
                        Moscow was not built right away, have you heard?

                        Well, yes, but something tells me that first we need to not fight with America, but clean the Kremlin and Ilyinka.
    5. Babermetis
      Babermetis 18 November 2021 15: 14
      0
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      do not fully trust their president

      I remembered a joke: Who threw a felt boot into the remote control? Well, there is no Florida! what

      “Reagan came to see Gorbachev. and says: "here's a map for you, here's an eraser - erase America."
  2. lucul
    lucul 18 November 2021 11: 21
    +1
    US urges Biden to eliminate the risk of accidental use of nuclear weapons

    This, in the sense of taking away nuclear weapons from Israel? ))))
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 18 November 2021 13: 13
      0
      Or maybe it would deny the sleeping Joe access to the "red button"? wink And about Israel, surely, it would not hurt. Officially, their nuclear weapons are not registered, so there is nothing to indulge in.
    2. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 18 November 2021 15: 00
      0
      To exclude the risk of accidental use of nuclear weapons can, alas, only its deliberate and massive use.
  3. Poetry
    Poetry 18 November 2021 11: 33
    +6
    Wake up grandfather and take the suitcase from him. He cannot even control his intestines, because the "valve" does not hold.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 November 2021 11: 46
    +4
    Did the Americans find a megaton bomb in the swamps of Florida? Otherwise, the whole world will be thrown into dust. During the Cold War, 92 nuclear charges were lost by all.
    1. Alf
      Alf 18 November 2021 19: 32
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Did the Americans find a megaton bomb in the swamps of Florida?

      By the way, the fourth bomb was never found near Iceland.
  5. askort154
    askort154 18 November 2021 12: 09
    +3
    It's good that nuclear weapons were removed from Ukraine. But it is bad that there are still 15 nuclear power units left.
  6. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 18 November 2021 12: 20
    +2
    Need
    a system that will allow the destruction of nuclear weapons after launch in the event of an erroneous launch.

    This reminds me of an anecdote: On the bridge, the CEP addresses the commander of a missile and artillery combat unit:
    - Commander BCH-2, is everything ready?
    - yes, comrade commander!
    - Then - PLI !!! (quickly glances at the calculations, turns pale, becomes covered in sweat and yells in a wild voice:
    - OH ... DO NOT PLI, DO NOT PLI, DO NOT PLI !!!
    At one time Lyudmila Gurchenko sang: - "If the bullet flies, then you can't turn it back ..." So it was with the SBP. You cannot install a decontamination system on them, otherwise ANY TERRORIST will be able to disrupt your blow to the enemy. And if it came to the use of nuclear weapons, then this is not a joke and there can be no mistakes in this matter. With such cases - DO NOT JOKE!
    Therefore, the only way to prevent ARMAGEDDON is political and diplomatic. Make an agreement, gentlemen of politics, so that your grandchildren can safely walk under the peaceful sun. CONTRACT!
    IMHO.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 18 November 2021 12: 40
      +8
      Putin and Obama agree on nuclear disarmament.
      All warheads were blown up in space. A week later, a call to the Kremlin:
      - Hello Vova, I still have 7 missiles left, so Russia is now a US colony ...
      Well, Putin is thinking, scratching his turnips. Suddenly the Minister of Defense runs into the office "Vladimir Vladimirovich, trouble! Near Saratov, a drunken lieutenant forgot to disarm an entire base, about 40 Topol! What to do ?!
      Putin:
      - Well, firstly, not a lieutenant, but a lieutenant general, and secondly, when Russia drinks it is invincible!
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 18 November 2021 12: 52
      -1
      Are you addressing Comrade Eunwoo? Does he have options ???
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 18 November 2021 13: 15
        +5
        Well, comrade Eunwoo, in general, all this with the letter "Yu" winkSo his ships do not nightmare states on the other side of the world, his planes do not bomb foreign states.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 18 November 2021 14: 03
          0
          As it is not a nightmare, he will be a nightmare, but was it not Trump who sent him three troughs with planes and other troughs.
          1. VORON538
            VORON538 18 November 2021 14: 18
            +1
            Nevertheless, the Koreans did not raise their hands. hi In general, I meant that it is not the Korean squadrons that are the nightmares of other countries. Something like that. It's just the word "still" transferred so that the meaning is completely distorted. hi
          2. Alf
            Alf 18 November 2021 19: 34
            -1
            Quote: Ros 56
            Was it not Trump who sent him three troughs with planes and other troughs.

            And how are you doing? Eun is at the helm, and Trump is at home.
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 18 November 2021 13: 44
        +2
        Quote: Ros 56
        Are you addressing Comrade Eunwoo? Does he have options ???

        The bug is small, but it stinks! (with)
        Americans would not meddle in their own affairs - the world would be much safer!
        Again, except for Eun, there are those exiled by God, who itch to rehearse Iran with a vigorous club. How does it look from your bell tower?
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 18 November 2021 14: 00
          -2
          As in my youth, we went to a competition and two members of the same team had a fight. On the face of the muzzle, both received from an older comrade.
  7. Alf
    Alf 18 November 2021 19: 28
    0
    but even worse is the thought that the "suitcase with a button" may end up in the hands of terrorists.

    I don’t know how there, but in Russia, to launch vigorous loaves, you need to press THREE "red buttons" from THREE suitcases - the President, the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff. Terrorists, of course, are cooler than boiled eggs, but they are unlikely to be able to steal THREE suitcases at the same time.
    Also, Biden should, according to politicians, influence the leaders of other nuclear states so that they carry out similar checks in their countries and reduce the risks of accidental use of nuclear weapons.

    This is very important and necessary, but maybe for a start, the Can should be removed from the QC by drug addicts and drunks in the uniform of the US Army?
    "The current nuclear modernization programs of the potential adversaries of the United States - Russia and China - create new problems and risks for the American state."
    Dear real rulers of Pindo-stan, maybe it is just worth for a start to reduce the degree of greyhound of YOUR country?
  8. Ilya Nikitich
    Ilya Nikitich 19 November 2021 02: 19
    0
    In most nuclear powers, the issue of launching nuclear missiles is de jure controlled by one person - the head of state.

    And if the head of state cannot control himself even at a reception at the Duchess of Cornwall
    1. Alf
      Alf 19 November 2021 18: 48
      -2
      Quote: Ilya Nikitich
      And if the head of state cannot control himself even at a reception at the Duchess of Cornwall

      This is a very comfortable head of state. Although, if you remember someone behind the wheel and conducting ...
      1. Ilya Nikitich
        Ilya Nikitich 19 November 2021 19: 00
        -1
        Quote: Alf
        Although, if you remember someone behind the wheel and conducting ...

        I beg your pardon, when you are very drunk you are in good control of yourself? I am not making excuses for Boris, but "The drunk will sleep it off, whoever will never" ...
        1. Alf
          Alf 19 November 2021 19: 03
          0
          Quote: Ilya Nikitich
          I beg your pardon, when you are very drunk you are in good control of yourself?

          Firstly, I never got drunk to such a state, but actually, I am a teetotaler.
          Secondly, the president is the face of the state and has no right to such tricks. The whole world judged us by the behavior of this dead man.
          1. Ilya Nikitich
            Ilya Nikitich 19 November 2021 19: 08
            0
            Something unkind lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, table conversation. Such people are either seriously ill, or secretly hate others. (C) M. Bulgakov
            And yes, “Whoever does not regret the collapse of the USSR has no heart. And the one who wants to restore it in its former form has no head ”(C) V. Putin. What are you from?
            1. Alf
              Alf 19 November 2021 19: 10
              0
              Quote: Ilya Nikitich
              Something unkind lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, table conversation. Such people are either seriously ill, or secretly hate others. (C) M. Bulgakov

              So I am sick or I hate those around me because I don’t drink? Or do you think that a drinker is when a lying person staggers?
              1. Ilya Nikitich
                Ilya Nikitich 19 November 2021 19: 16
                -1
                Quote: Alf
                So I am sick or I hate those around me because I don’t drink? Or do you think that a drinker is when a lying person staggers?

                Quote: Alf
                Firstly, I never got drunk to such a state, but actually, I am a teetotaler.

                That in his youth, never?
                I understand you, you are for a healthy lifestyle. Let's stop this unproductive discussion, as a non-drinker you are not interesting to me.
                Once again
                Quote: Ilya Nikitich
                I DO NOT JUSTIFY Boris, but "The drunk will sleep it off, whoever will never" ...

                Emphasis on
                Quote: Ilya Nikitich
                dur ak never
                1. Alf
                  Alf 19 November 2021 19: 18
                  0
                  Quote: Ilya Nikitich
                  Let's stop this unproductive discussion, as a non-drinker you are not interesting to me.

                  You are right, I don’t like to communicate with drunkards.
                  1. Ilya Nikitich
                    Ilya Nikitich 19 November 2021 19: 25
                    -1
                    Quote: Alf
                    I don’t like to communicate with drunks

                    Yes, and I am with syphilitics.