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50-s archival materials published in the USA, telling about the targets chosen by the Pentagon for a nuclear attack

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The American Archives Administration first published a list of potential objects compiled in 1956 g that should be destroyed by nuclear weapons in the event of a global conflict, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to The New York Times.


50-s archival materials published in the USA, telling about the targets chosen by the Pentagon for a nuclear attack


“The targets for American atomic bombs are divided into several categories. First of all, it was supposed to destroy 1100 military airfields in the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries, so that Soviet bombers could not rise to strike back (there were no intercontinental ballistic missiles yet). The second in importance were government and industrial facilities, energy complexes, ”the newspaper writes.

According to the plan of the US Strategic Aviation Command, "it was supposed to drop 179 atomic bombs on Moscow, on Leningrad - on 145, on East Berlin - on 91".

"At that time, the United States had a huge advantage over the USSR in the nuclear arsenal - about 10 times," said Matthew McKinsey, director of the nuclear program at the Council for the Protection of Natural Resources. “The combined power of American atomic bombs was estimated at 20000 megatons.”

“Published" atomic audit "frankly terrible. But it’s good that this document was published at a time when fewer and fewer Americans are aware of the terrible power of nuclear weapons, ”said Steven Schwartz, an independent expert on nuclear weapons. “We knew the general contours of the atomic war, which had been planned for several decades, now the details are becoming known. Published document can be considered historybut the weapon itself, unfortunately, is still a reality. ”
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  1. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 24 December 2015 12: 38 New
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    these were their "peace-loving" plans ... thank gods that planet Earth never felt our and their "nuclear exchanges of courtesies"
    1. Vend
      Vend 24 December 2015 12: 39 New
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      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      these were their "peace-loving" plans ...

      Yeah, peacekeepers damn it. All would mattresses to blame others on others laughing
      1. kot28.ru
        kot28.ru 24 December 2015 13: 04 New
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        They wanted to drop a bomb peacefully and in my native Blagoveshchensk what burn them in hell am ! Oh, in vain Boriska dispersed our 27th taxiway, now everyone is building the East there, and there were 60 mines soldier , he lived in Orlin, nostalgia what ,when divisions and regiments were criminally destroyed right in front of our eyes, who would be responsible for this - no one request ,it's a pity! hi
    2. Chekyst
      Chekyst 24 December 2015 12: 43 New
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      liberal mode on you do not understand! The Americans want us well. These were democratic bombs. They just wanted to destroy the evil scoop for our own good. You just Kiselev, along with Putin brainwashed !! 11 liberal mode off
      1. kot28.ru
        kot28.ru 24 December 2015 13: 05 New
        +2
        It's sarcasm?
      2. meriem1
        meriem1 24 December 2015 14: 35 New
        +1
        Quote: Chekyst
        liberal mode on you do not understand! The Americans want us well. These were democratic bombs. They just wanted to destroy the evil scoop for our own good. You just Kiselev, along with Putin brainwashed !! 11 liberal mode off


        Bravo!!!!!! I was so looking forward to a "peaceful" bombardment ... so that a scoop of "scoop" got off with my skin along with the meat. Here it is a "peaceful atom." Did not wait. Sadness laughing
        1. atalef
          atalef 24 December 2015 18: 02 New
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          Quote: meriem1
          Bravo!!!!!! I was waiting for a "peaceful" bombing

          Damn, but not on the Volkhov request
          single bomb
          And I was so proud in childhood that we are so important that we will be bombed in the first place.
          Disappointment. And we were just swollen from our importance repeat
          Americans - Ph.D.
          Spoiled all childhood memories. angry
          1. vorobey
            vorobey 24 December 2015 18: 11 New
            +2
            Quote: atalef
            Americans - Ph.D.


            you think non-politically (Comrade Saakhov laughing ) why are you Sanya so about an ally .. Hello hi
            1. atalef
              atalef 24 December 2015 18: 15 New
              0
              Quote: vorobey
              Quote: atalef
              Americans - Ph.D.


              you think non-politically (Comrade Saakhov laughing ) why are you Sanya so about an ally .. Hello hi

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          2. evil partisan
            evil partisan 24 December 2015 18: 13 New
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            Quote: atalef
            on the Volkhov neither
            single bomb
            And I was so proud in childhood that we are so important that we will be bombed in the first place.
            Disappointment. And we were just swollen from our importance

            Sasha. Consider that your wish has already been fulfilled. yes We will not let your children's complexes come true. Guarantee. Moreover, you are swollen again ...
            Sholom hi countryman ... drinks
            1. atalef
              atalef 24 December 2015 18: 16 New
              +1
              Quote: wicked partisan
              Sasha. Consider that your wish has already been fulfilled. We will not let your children's complexes come true. Guarantee. Moreover, you are swollen again ...
              Sholem, countryman.

              At the brah.
              The Volkhov can already be bombed, I'm not there laughing
              1. evil partisan
                evil partisan 24 December 2015 18: 28 New
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                Quote: atalef
                The Volkhov can already be bombed, I'm not there

                M-yes ... Sasha! It's time to turn on! yes What nna Volkhov ??? Take it closer!wassat
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          3. Ze Kot
            Ze Kot 25 December 2015 14: 04 New
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            Quote: atalef
            Quote: meriem1
            Bravo!!!!!! I was waiting for a "peaceful" bombing

            Damn, but not on the Volkhov request
            single bomb
            And I was so proud in childhood that we are so important that we will be bombed in the first place.
            Disappointment. And we were just swollen from our importance repeat
            Americans - Ph.D.
            Spoiled all childhood memories. angry


            Do not worry so wink

            Or a cloud would cover ... Or a little radioactive drink
      3. Lukich
        Lukich 24 December 2015 16: 33 New
        +2
        Quote: Chekyst
        You do not understand! The Americans want us well. These were democratic bombs.

        they have not gone far after 56

      4. Minstrel
        Minstrel 24 December 2015 18: 01 New
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        Quote: Chekyst
        You do not understand! The Americans want us well.

        I don’t remember who said it: "The phrase -" we only want good for you, "is usually pronounced in a very angry and hysterical tone."
      5. Blondy
        Blondy 24 December 2015 18: 58 New
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        Liberal mode, patriotic mode ... why agitation. Yes, the work of men is such a routine, according to the safety technique - to plan. You might think that nothing similar has been done in our general staff, and is not being done (remember the "accidentally leaked" radioactive torpedoes). They would all, and we and they, at least, resign due to inconsistency, if nothing had been planned for the slaughter, but not the only option. Moreover, all these "drop shots" became known almost from the day they appeared. And already eleven times this information was used by Soviet propaganda.
    3. shooter18
      shooter18 24 December 2015 12: 45 New
      +3
      But what about the target category of civilians ??
      1. kil 31
        kil 31 24 December 2015 13: 10 New
        +5
        I love Amersky journalists. Where is the mention of Kiev, Kharkov, etc. etc. Belarusians understand. As I understand it, it’s not worthwhile to clarify the desire to hit Ukraine and the Baltic republics.
        1. Minstrel
          Minstrel 24 December 2015 17: 58 New
          +1
          Interestingly, the map above shows that one of the goals was Warsaw. But what about the Poles, kissing the ass American booby? Will they really say that the United States wanted to deal with them on the principle that it beats, then it loves? Or would a democratic nuclear bomb selectively destroy only advocates of totalitarianism, leaving the true adherents of democracy alive? what
          1. Ze Kot
            Ze Kot 25 December 2015 14: 06 New
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            Quote: Minstrel
            Interestingly, the map above shows that one of the goals was Warsaw. But what about the Poles, kissing the ass American booby?



            I won’t say anything about Poles, but they showed me about Germans on TV. That they were outraged by the plans of their "friends"
      2. Dimka999
        Dimka999 24 December 2015 17: 47 New
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        How fashionable moderate opposition right now)
    4. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 December 2015 12: 45 New
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      It is necessary to delve into the internet, somewhere infa flashed that Churchill in 1945 wanted to hit the Soviet troops located in eastern Europe, we had such allies.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 24 December 2015 12: 52 New
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        Quote: 79807420129
        It is necessary to delve into the internet, somewhere infa flashed that Churchill in 1945 wanted to hit the Soviet troops located in eastern Europe, we had such allies.

        Operation Unthinkable
        1. Constructor1
          Constructor1 24 December 2015 13: 07 New
          +4
          According to the plan of the US Strategic Aviation Command, "it was supposed to drop 179 atomic bombs on Moscow, on Leningrad - on 145, on East Berlin - on 91".

          Hmm .. as far as I remember, a school teacher (in the early 80s) told us how many bombs America was planning to drop on Moscow, Leningrad and my hometown of Omsk.
          Of course, I don’t remember the exact numbers, but the numbers were solid - even then it wasn’t a secret soldier
          1. miv110
            miv110 24 December 2015 18: 47 New
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            Hello fellow countryman! I don’t understand something, but how jewelry it was necessary to drop East Berlin with hundreds of small bombs and at the same time not to touch West Berlin. Can anyone imagine this?
    5. Dimka999
      Dimka999 24 December 2015 17: 44 New
      0
      Why were you? The United States has not gone anywhere ........
    6. Linkin
      Linkin 25 December 2015 01: 08 New
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      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      these were their "peace-loving" plans ... thank gods that planet Earth never felt our and their "nuclear exchanges of courtesies"

      but they didn’t bomb even with a 10-fold advantage.
  2. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 24 December 2015 12: 40 New
    +3
    Ah yes democrats, oh yeah bitch children!
    1. kot28.ru
      kot28.ru 24 December 2015 13: 10 New
      +2
      Now we decided to be equal in everything on our POTENTIAL KILLERS fool , and equal to the highest level fool , "here they have it," so if THERE, then bring THERE, UB ... ki am ,sorry for the expression, but no more cultural for them! hi
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2015 12: 41 New
    +8
    I read this article. They write that the Germans were very “upset” that a blow was being prepared for them too. The inhabitants (German), whom it does not immediately reach, are probably glad that they are now in NATO and are not threatened by anything. Naive.
    1. veksha50
      veksha50 24 December 2015 14: 32 New
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Naive.


      As they were threatened by a nuclear strike, they remained ...
    2. vinc
      vinc 24 December 2015 15: 28 New
      +3
      I would not be upset if 91 nuclear bombs do not matter to the east, it doesn’t even matter that Germany would be enough for everyone in Europe. It seems that the US allies are completely brainless.
  4. dison
    dison 24 December 2015 12: 41 New
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    Quote: Wend
    Yeah, peacekeepers damn it. All would mattresses to blame others on others

    According to their world - peace, so they are writers. smile
  5. guzik007
    guzik007 24 December 2015 12: 46 New
    +3
    Haha! They have not read our plans yet. That will pass the term of secrecy ...
    1. Rosty
      Rosty 24 December 2015 12: 50 New
      +3
      The plans are military. In case of war. Ours will impress the same, maybe more. As I got acquainted with the plan to capture Japan in the 80s, the General Staff is not in vain eating its bread.
      1. 222222
        222222 24 December 2015 13: 45 New
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        And what wonder. Take any teachings of the US Armed Forces in Europe of those cold years .. for example ..
        SKSHU "skillful shooter 83" 7 hell US Air Force report after the exercise
        "Exercise Able Archer 83 After Action Report" (PDF). Seventh Air Division. Retrieved November 11, 2013.

        http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB427/docs/7.%20Exercise%20Able%20Archer%208
        3%20After%20Action%20Report%201%20December%201983.pdf

        the declassified papyrus itself .. http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb538-Cold-War-Nuclear-Target-List-Declassif
        ied-First-Ever / documents / section1.pdf

        in fact ...
        http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb538-Cold-War-Nuclear-Target-List-Declassif
        ied-First-Ever /
        1. guzik007
          guzik007 24 December 2015 14: 44 New
          +1
          And what to be surprised. Take any teachings of the US Armed Forces
          ----------------------------------------------
          I personally remember the “shield 82” when the 2nd tank crossed the Elbe, including through our pontoon bridge, under the bombings of simulators of nuclear explosions. Enchanting, I will inform you.
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  7. rustemkm
    rustemkm 24 December 2015 12: 48 New
    +8
    And Russia mattresses are called the Evil Empire !!! This is America, the real Empire of Evil, this America must be destroyed !!!
  8. Decathlon
    Decathlon 24 December 2015 12: 51 New
    0
    "... unfortunately, still a reality ..."
    Ambiguous! If it weren’t, if the leaders were hyperambic, the whole world would already blaze!
  9. ibirus
    ibirus 24 December 2015 12: 53 New
    +4
    such plans once again prove the madness of man as a species.
  10. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 24 December 2015 12: 55 New
    +1
    to East Berlin - 91

    think gentlemen gayropeytsy think
    I wonder what would be left of West Berlin?
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 24 December 2015 13: 05 New
      +8
      There is nothing to think there if they are already ready to place American atomic bombs of the type B61-12 ... Now look what happens after the atomic bombing:
  11. Dezinto
    Dezinto 24 December 2015 12: 55 New
    10
    91 bombs! To East Berlin! Ninety-one atomic bombs ???? At the end of something sizzling? They thought the damaging effect and the radiation would be neatly distributed along the wall?
    1. vinc
      vinc 24 December 2015 15: 32 New
      +1
      They simply do not care about their business, strangers. Not the Americans.
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 24 December 2015 16: 22 New
        +1
        Quote: Vinci
        Not the Americans

        Sheriff Indians don't care
  12. Comments
    Comments 24 December 2015 13: 05 New
    +2
    The true face of democracy. No wonder they say democracy is closer to Satan than to Truth.
  13. givigor71
    givigor71 24 December 2015 13: 06 New
    +9
    When the USA disappears from the face of the earth, peace and tranquility will reign on our planet ...
    1. Oleg14774
      Oleg14774 24 December 2015 13: 41 New
      +3
      Quote: givigor71
      When the USA disappears from the face of the earth, peace and tranquility will reign on our planet ...

      Anglo-Saxons! USA is a product of England! Although this is also someone's puppets!
  14. dison
    dison 24 December 2015 13: 20 New
    +4
    Quote: givigor71
    When the USA disappears from the face of the earth, peace and tranquility will reign on our planet ...

    Well, the ship will sink, and the rats will run away ... Until they find a new boat.
  15. avia1991
    avia1991 24 December 2015 13: 24 New
    +5
    “179 atomic bombs were supposed to be dropped on Moscow, 145 on Leningrad
    Well, to begin with, they still had to fly ..
    When these plans were developed, the Americans themselves also had a poor idea of ​​the consequences .. The point is in such an attack ?! What is the benefit of the “winner” of the radioactive desert, dust from which will be very quickly spread all over the globe - and they themselves will begin to die from their own "coolness" ?!
    No, all the same they have few brains, obviously not enough ..
  16. Evgen2x
    Evgen2x 24 December 2015 13: 27 New
    +1
    the fact that American evil No. 1 in the world doesn’t need to be proved, it probably is no longer necessary, and if they pose us as the number one threat, then, in principle, we are on the right track)
  17. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 24 December 2015 13: 33 New
    0
    If the Yankees did not doubt their impunity - I have no doubt for a second that they would have hit, perhaps not in such an insane amount.
  18. Pershin45
    Pershin45 24 December 2015 13: 40 New
    +2
    They are wolves, and their wolf policy
  19. veksha50
    veksha50 24 December 2015 13: 54 New
    +3
    "But good that this document was published at a time when less and less Americans knew about the terrible power of nuclear weapons "...

    Honestly, I don’t understand the purpose of this publication ... I would have hidden this information so that my face would not be broken for old desires ... This is so, in plain sight ...

    Now THIS Russia can not be intimidated ... Or are they trying to hint at their "nobility" at that time ??? Could - but did not ???
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 24 December 2015 20: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: veksha50
      Or are they trying to hint at their "nobility" at that time ??? Could - but did not ???

      laughing !
      I welcome, George! hi
      If we hint - so that chickened then: what if the Russians still have a carrier capable of dragging a nuclear bomb to the White House ?! belay
      Well, what an incident happens: the myth of impunity "beyond the puddle" will be dispelled once and for all!
      .. But seriously: I believe that sobriety nevertheless prevailed, or intuitively felt that it was not worth doing this - it was fraught with suicide.
      1. veksha50
        veksha50 25 December 2015 09: 28 New
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        Quote: avia1991
        that sobriety still prevailed,



        Most likely, not sobriety, but intuition ... And now, as they do not dream of a preventive global strike, they are afraid that the northern animal may survive and sneak up unnoticed ...
  20. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 24 December 2015 14: 07 New
    +6
    Only objects of the first category are military targets. Objects of the second category - in order to inflict suffering on the population. In the third, this is the population itself.

    These are peaceful people. Here's a "God's land", like these ones "light power"...

    Has the US changed since then? No. The USSR has changed, having built up nuclear muscles, and now Russia. There are no grounds for peace and affection for the Amer assassins. They are aggressors, murderers, robbers and robbers.

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  22. gcn
    gcn 24 December 2015 16: 29 New
    +2
    I understand how the plan was, but it’s too much for a hundred bombs on the city. They in Japan studied the consequences of using their weapons in rather large cities after the war. It turns out that they wanted to destroy a quarter of the world's population (China is also on the list) in one fell swoop, this is world genocide .
  23. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 24 December 2015 17: 16 New
    0
    Immediately after the war ended and until the mid-50s, the Americans developed about a dozen plans for atomic bombing of the USSR. Only the appearance in the shortest possible time of their atomic bomb and just a couple of years later the hydrogen bomb, which was experienced even before the Americans, did not allow these plans to become a reality. And then everything went by a thread, because there were no normal carriers, and the Yankee strategic aviation at that time had no equal.
  24. wandlitz
    wandlitz 24 December 2015 17: 18 New
    0
    But what a howl the jackals raised in the West after learning about our planned countermeasures in response to that American plan.
  25. APASUS
    APASUS 24 December 2015 18: 51 New
    +2
    Quite a strange reaction in the comments of many. Do you believe in American nobility, human rights and democracy? It’s time to take off the pink glasses - we are enemies forever and ever, and if there is a war, the Americans will want to destroy us like Hitler in 1941 and no Human Rights will prevent the Americans from putting gas stoves for our population. No “democracy” will give us a chance to bomb there will be densely populated cities.
  26. Old26
    Old26 24 December 2015 20: 10 New
    0
    Figures in the article - sheer bullshit. Americans have never planned to strike at Moscow and Leningrad with so many charges.
    “There are 179 atomic bombs in Moscow, 145 in Leningrad, 91 in East Berlin.”
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 24 December 2015 20: 50 New
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      Quote: Old26
      sheer bullshit

      Well: find that report - and give a quote refuting this evidence. Otherwise, "bullshit" - your unfounded statement hi
  27. L92140
    L92140 25 December 2015 00: 03 New
    0
    http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb538-Cold-War-Nuclear-Target-List-Declassif



    ied-First-Ever /

    This is not about the number of bombs, but about the goals that must be destroyed in Moscow, etc.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 25 December 2015 00: 18 New
      +1
      One B 53Y1 bomb with a capacity of 9 megatons could completely destroy Moscow.
  28. Old26
    Old26 25 December 2015 08: 57 New
    +2
    Quote: avia1991
    Quote: Old26
    sheer bullshit

    Well: find that report - and give a quote refuting this evidence. Otherwise, "bullshit" - your unfounded statement hi

    I found it. And not in the newspaper retelling. The most recent thing is to comment on the media. Especially in this version, when one newspaper (Rossiyskaya Gazeta) refers to another (The New York Times), which in turn refers to archival materials. The result is a "broken phone." According to the plan "Sek" in 1956 against the USSR and its allies was to be applied 4618 warheads. Blows should have been inflicted on 2997 targets, including 1100 airfields. In Moscow, the atomic bombing was supposed to destroy Xnumx goalsin Leningrad - 145, in East Berlin - 91 goal
    GOALS in these cities, not bombs on these cities. So it turns out that the newspaper numbers are FUFLO, since she wrote that 179, 145 and 91 bombs should have been dropped on these cities ...
    In almost all American plans, when it came to cities on average, one or two bombs were planned per city. According to the Charriot plan, it was planned 8 to Moscow, to Leningrad 7. And not 179 and 145

    If you want, see http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb538-Cold-War-Nuclear-Target-List-Declassif
    ied-First-Ever /