Russia is the most likely target for the American Rapid Global Strike (BSU), since it is the only country in the world capable of destroying the United States with an 490 ballistic missile with 1480 nuclear warheads within an hour. This situation prevents the United States from solving the strategic task: to become the only superpower and control all the states on the planet, to use the natural and human resources of all countries in their own interests. The entire domestic and foreign policy of the United States is subordinated to this strategic goal. To solve this task, the United States spends more on defense than Russia almost 10 times. The US strategic goal with respect to Russia is to “wrest a nuclear sting out of Russia” and take Russian resources under full control. The population of Russia, according to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, it is advisable to reduce to 15 million people, which are necessary for the extraction of natural resources for the West.
DESTRUCTION BY PLAN
The United States, in contrast to Russia, is not preparing for a land war. The United States is going to win the war with the help of BSU and missile defense systems (PRO), using mainly sea-based cruise missiles (SLCM) and ballistic missiles (BR). To date, the United States has prepared a material basis for BSU in Russia. Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov writes about this (“NVO”, No. 43, 2014): “We pay little attention to the fact that almost everything needed for a quick strike is already concentrated in the structure of NATO.”
“If we are open to ballistic missiles, if we do not have the means to intercept and even detect cruise missiles, our military-strategic approaches must be radically changed.”
Currently, the United States has deployed 790 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with 1700 nuclear warheads, about 5000 cruise missiles, of which around sea-based 3000 missiles, nuclear and conventional warheads, about 3000 combat aircraft and others. And this is without taking into account the armaments of the other countries of the North Atlantic Alliance.
Among the missiles suitable for a fast global strike, there are two types: first, missiles invisible to Russian radars, and second, missiles whose flight times are quite small (8 – 12 minutes).
Among the existing combat arsenal of the United States among the such missiles for BSU, firstly, sea-based cruise missiles (SLCMs) with an 2500 km range are suitable. Currently, the United States of the Ohio-class atomic submarines (SSBNs) with the Trident 12-D2 missiles re-equipped four submarines to carry sea-based cruise missiles, each with 5 missiles.
Secondly, submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) of the Trident 2-D5 can be used for BSU. In each of the Ohio-type SSBNs, there are 24 such missiles, thus one submarine of this type carries 336 combat elements with nuclear warheads (BEZP) with a power of 100 CT. Such submarines are able to freely approach from the North to the Russian coast, where the anti-submarine defense system is almost destroyed, and launch a nuclear missile attack on the Strategic Missile Forces (near 400 targets: missiles in mines and mobile missiles in vehicles), on submarines on board parking lots, as well as at military and state government sites. The total number of attacking missiles is 600 sea-based cruise missiles plus 670 – 1000 BEZIN order on 2 – 3 Ohio-type submarines. In addition, part of sea-based cruise missiles may be located on several ships off the Russian coast in the North.
Third, in addition to the listed missiles, the United States can use for the fast global strike part of the SM-3 type interceptors converted into medium-range ground-to-surface missiles and launched from missile defense systems in Poland and Romania, as well as from ships equipped system "Aegis" and located in the Black and Barents Seas. At present, Russia makes a strategic mistake: it is actively preparing for a large-scale land war using the latest weapon systems (T-50 fighter, T-14 tank, new ships, new missiles, etc.). Meanwhile, the United States plans to crush Russia with cruise and ballistic missiles without getting involved in a land operation. Therefore, most of the GWP-2020 armaments program is money thrown to the wind, since Russia is preparing mainly for a land war, and the United States for a nuclear missile war.
After applying BSU to the Russian strategic nuclear forces (SNF), most of them will be destroyed. Dmitry Rogozin emphasizes that if a global blow is delivered to Russia, then, "according to estimates in the US, as a result of this blow, 80 – 90% of our nuclear potential can be destroyed." The rest of the Russian ballistic missiles must be destroyed by the missile defense system, although it is possible that some of these missiles could break through to the United States.
After a quick global strike, the US remains mostly intact 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles "Minuteman-3" in mines that are protected by an anti-missile system, as well as Trident 2-D5 missiles in 5-6 submarines (these are 120 – 144 missiles). After BSU, Russia has zero ballistic missiles. After that, the United States announces Russia an ultimatum of complete surrender. If Russia does not agree with him, and in Russia by this time all non-strategic forces remain intact, then the planned destruction of Russian cities will begin with the population (as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and the Russian army will not be able to prevent this. As a result, Russia will have two choices: capitulate or be destroyed with impunity.
The preemptive strike of the Russian strategic nuclear forces on the United States (if, for example, reconnaissance reported that the BSU will be made tomorrow in Russia) does not make sense, since the flight of rockets from mines and cars will take about 30 minutes, for which the United States will organize a counter-attack on Russia, except Moreover, at least four submarines of the naval forces of the United States, Britain and France are constantly on duty in the World Ocean, inaccessible for destruction by the Russian Armed Forces. In this version of the war, the United States and Russia will be mutually destroyed.
A key question arises: when can Russia get a quick global strike? The resolution of this issue largely depends on the struggle of the two groups of the American elite belonging to the democratic and republican parties, who believe that war with Russia and China is necessary. The differences between them lie in determining the timing of a global strike against Russia and China. Representatives of the Republican Party believe that the United States is ready for a global war in all respects: military, economic and ideological - and a quick global blow should have been taken yesterday. Another part of the elite - from the Democratic Party - believes that the United States needs 5 – 7 years to prepare for a new world war. It is most likely that a quick global strike against Russia should be expected after 2016, if a Republican is elected the president of the United States.
PROTECTION OF A SNF AGAINST SECRET ATTACK
To protect Russian strategic nuclear forces from BSU, it is necessary first of all to use the natural defect of all missiles, both existing and newly designed (cruise, ballistic, hypersonic, space, etc.) and installed anywhere - in Europe, in Ukraine, etc. To hit the target, the rocket must have target coordinates (stationary or non-stationary). From here follows the main recommendation on the protection of missile launchers: they must be hidden from the enemy’s reconnaissance system (airplanes, submarines, special ships, saboteurs, etc.). This rule is poorly observed for rockets in mines, rockets on cars and submarines, standing at the piers. More than 90% of Russian ballistic missiles belong to the class of poorly defended ones, since their coordinates are known to the enemy at every moment.
Submarine missile carriers better than others hidden from the enemy. There are about 20% missiles in submarine strategic rocket carriers in Russia, but in reality no more than 2 – 3 submarines (from the 9 PL) are on combat duty. For decades, the United States has been creating and improving anti-submarine defense systems. In Russia, such a system was destroyed. Therefore, there is the likelihood of the detection of Russian submarine missile-carriers on alert in the World Ocean during the implementation of the BSU.
There are two ways to protect strategic nuclear forces from a rapid global strike: passive and active.
Consider the main ways to protect the launch devices of Russian ballistic missiles from surveillance by US intelligence systems.
First, at the present time, the Topol-M and Yars mobile complexes are moving in cars along the country roads under the supervision of the American space intelligence system and saboteurs.
Instead, it is urgent to disperse these mobile complexes throughout the country and hide them in the woods, underground, in hangars, etc. Each complex must have several spare positions to which the complex must secretly move from time to time in order to change its coordinates. What will give such an event? If now with a quick global strike 80 – 90% of Russian strategic nuclear forces are destroyed, the proposed measure will reduce the loss of Russian strategic missiles at BSU by half, that is, to 40 – 45%. In this case, a quick global strike by the United States on Russia loses its meaning.
American Minuteman-3 missiles are waiting in the wings. Photo from www.dodmedia.osd.mil
The fast and high-quality implementation of the event under consideration will allow moving to more sophisticated and reliable ways to protect Russian strategic nuclear forces.
Secondly, the most reliable way to protect the SNF from a surprise attack is to place submarine ballistic missiles under water in protected sea areas, but not in the World Ocean, which is controlled by the United States. Russia has everything needed to organize such protection: submarines with ballistic missiles, Northern and Pacific fleets that can protect coastal sea areas in the North and East from ships, submarines, cruise missiles, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles for safe combat patrols of Russian submarine rocket carriers .
Third, for reliable protection, Russian ballistic missiles must be hidden in strong underground tunnels. For the construction of tunnels it is advisable to use the experience of the construction of the subway. The tunnels should be located in the Moscow region, which is the only defense system in the country protected from ballistic and cruise missiles. In tunnels, rockets must constantly move in wagons on rails, with exits to the surface for launching rockets.
There are other possible ways to protect domestic strategic nuclear forces from a rapid global strike, but they either require a lot of time or are less reliable. But still list them:
- mines with intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarines at the piers should be protected by electronic countermeasures and anti-aircraft systems such as Pantsir-С1, Tor-М2, etc., capable of detecting and destroying sea-based subsonic cruise missiles;
- for the protection of mines with missiles, those methods of protection that were developed for tanks: active protection and trellis screens. Active defense of the mines should include radar, which determines the flight path of the rocket and beam warheads located around the mine and throwing a bunch of fragments towards the rocket. Radar determines the warhead that fires at an attacking rocket. Nuclear and conventional charges of cruise or intercontinental ballistic missiles attacking a mine explode on the surface of the soil. It is advisable to make an explosion of a nuclear or conventional charge air, then an air shock wave, which is easier to fight, will be a danger to the mine. To realize this idea, it is necessary to install a trellised screen (grid) over the columns on the columns (pipes). Determining the height and width of the screen is associated with the value of the CVO of the attacking rocket and the critical pressure of the reflected shock wave, which determines the strength of the shaft cover;
- To destroy the Trident 2D-5 and SM-3 missiles, it is necessary to have this type of missile defense, which the United States has been building for several decades. At present, aerospace defense (ASD) is being created in Russia for these purposes, but this takes time;
- create mobile railway missile systems of this type, which were in the USSR, although small satellites can be placed on them with the help of saboteurs, which will start emitting signals to guide missiles only on X-day;
- it is advisable to restore a solid courier single-shot rocket “Courier” with a range of 10 000 km and the ability to overcome missile defense, mass 15 t, length 11 m, diameter 1,36 m on a modern scientific and technical basis. For comparison: a single-shot Topol-M rocket has a range firing 11 000 km, mass 46,5 t, length 22,5 m, diameter 1,81 m. Four courier missile launches were made, and in 1991, work on this missile was stopped under US pressure.
The weight and dimensions of the Courier allow it to be disguised to be placed in standard vans, which in tens of thousands move across the country. These missiles can be placed in disguised form in standard containers on various civilian and military ships.
Even when the USSR was, the geophysical vulnerability of the territory of the United States was considered. Thus, Academician Sakharov offered to mine the western and eastern coasts of the United States with submarines, surface ships, or missiles with unrecoverable nuclear mines. When the United States attacked the Soviet Union, mines explode and form waves hundreds of meters high that sweep cities on the west and east coast.
In the United States in Yellowstone Park is one of the largest volcanoes on the planet (the crater of the volcano is about 60 km). Now the volcano has begun to come to life. If in the crater to blow up a nuclear charge of sufficient power, then the crater may explode. According to some experts, this will lead to the death of the United States. However, other specialists - from the Yellowstone Volcano Monitoring and Study Center - believe that the explosion of the Yellowstone volcano will not have disastrous consequences for the United States.
Above, various technical ways of dealing with a quick global strike are considered. Another aspect of this problem is considered by Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov. He believes that “today we cannot fend off a quick (lightning-fast) global strike against us (Russia), except by repeating the 1962 scenario of the year (that is, the Caribbean crisis), namely, to place our high-precision weapon close to American borders to be able to guarantee a kick back ”(HBO, No. 43, 2014).
And it is necessary to do it in a complex way: to place our missiles with nuclear charges on ships, submarines and in the territory of the friendly countries of South America. Such an approach to parrying a fast global strike is a mirror reflection of what the United States is doing: they deploy their missiles on ships and submarines near the Russian borders, and also install a missile defense system in Romania and Poland with SM-3 antimissiles, in two versions and capable of both shooting down Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles in the active segment, and striking nuclear charges at the positions of our ICBMs. The deployment of Russian nuclear missiles near the United States will strengthen Russia's martial law, but the new Caribbean crisis, which will arise at the same time, it is not known how the war or peace will end. The new Caribbean crisis should not arise if one of Leonid Ivashov’s three proposals for deploying missiles near the US borders (submarines, ships and ground installations) use one, namely, to deploy submarines with cruise missiles off American shores in neutral waters. Because in the event of war, ships and bases with missiles in the countries of South America will be destroyed first.
A number of questions arise regarding the development of a rapid global strike in the United States and the reaction of Russia to this event. How could it happen that the means of a rapid global strike were created “unnoticed” for Russia. The concept of a “Fast Global Strike” was developed in the USA in 2003. In 2009, the Global Strike Command was created in the USA. But in the Military Doctrine of Russia, adopted in the 2010 year, there is no mention of a quick global strike (as if it does not exist). And only in the Military Doctrine of the 2014 of the year is indicated on BSU as a military threat to Russia. But by 2014, the United States had practically created the material base for a quick global strike. The question is, how did the Russian Armed Forces oppose this real threat from 2003 to 2014 in the year? Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov answers this question that he practically didn’t react at all, that is, he “overslept” this threat (HBO, No. 43, 2014).
At present, Russia needs to take measures to counteract the use by the United States of the means of a rapid global strike against Russia, and also to continue rearming the Armed Forces with new weapons, to conduct new industrialization and import substitution in order to raise the standard of living of the population. To do this, it is necessary to double the state budget, respectively, and it is necessary to increase defense spending. Such a program cannot be implemented without a change in the current liberal monetarist management methods imposed on Russia by the United States in the 90s. It was with their help that the program of “import substitution on the contrary” was implemented, that is, domestic goods were replaced with foreign ones. To carry out normal import substitution, that is, to replace foreign goods with domestic ones, we need planning-market management methods of this type, which operated under the NEP in the USSR and Yugoslavia, and also currently operate in China, Belarus, Vietnam, etc.
To thwart US plans to deprive Russia of its sovereignty, it is necessary to reliably protect Russian strategic nuclear forces from the rapid global strike by passive and active means. To do this, appropriate changes should be made to the state armaments program, where the protection of strategic nuclear forces from a rapid global strike should be the top priority.