America Can Now Easily Deploy 50 Nuclear-Tipped Tomahawk Missiles to Europe, Aimed at Russia!
Now, let's discuss the news from Germany. The Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control said that Germany isn't going to introduce new sanctions against Russia because of the incident with the INF Treaty since there aren't «prerequisites for them to change their behavior». What can we say about that? This is an interesting motivation and it's connected with another disappointment or inevitability as they can't do anything about Moscow. The tone is quite unambiguous. They stubbornly blame Russia for the termination of the treaty. As usual, they have no proof. But there wasn't a word about the U.S. producing Tomahawks.
Obviously, Washington is happy about it. If the Tomahawks didn't raise questions with extremely selective European partners while the INF Treaty was in effect, then now they can do whatever they want. It became known today that they started to develop new land-based missiles. And this is a surprising coincidence. Simultaneously with the announcement by the Pentagon, a meaningful video appeared on YouTube. This is restored footage of the world's first successful test of an American atomic bomb.
Vadim Zavodchenkov examined it.
— Hello, Vadim.
— Is this the test preceding the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
— Yes, Alexey, you're absolutely right. The appearance of this footage now is unlikely to be a coincidence.
Here's more of the latest news. The Pentagon requires $14 billion to be allocated for strategic weapons next year alone. In the coming decade, they plan to spend lots of money to modernize the famous nuclear triad — over $1 trillion. They repeatedly raised the issue of the modernization of the nuclear infrastructure in the US. But the money allocated for it was spent inefficiently. In 2016, a whole scandal broke out.
The Government Accountability Office found out that the core component of the U.S. Strategic Command is a first-generation IBM computer made in the late 70s. It operates on 8-inch floppy disks. They had to custom-make spare parts for it. Other components of the U.S. nuclear shield are rather outdated, too. It's still based on the Minuteman ICBMs which will be 50-years-old next year. Their lifespan will expire in 10 years. But in fact, it's hard to say now that this weapon is reliable. During tests in July, they had to liquidate a missile without a nuclear warhead over the Pacific Ocean because of technical issues.
The U.S.'s arsenal has even more decrepit components. For example, nuclear warheads are still being carried by B-52H bombers, which they started to use in the 60s. The cruise missiles that they're armed with exhausted their lifespan over 25 years ago.
The modernization of nuclear weapons has already been started. But it still raises many questions. For example, they decided to arm submarines with a smaller version of the previous warhead. They just detached the second stage from it. Its yield will be decreased from 100 kilotons to 5-6 kilotons. At the same time, the lifespan of the new old weapon will be 60 years instead of 20 years. This project raised many questions in Congress. They started to produce warheads a month ago.
Alexey Leonkov, military expert: «They focus on more nuclear warheads of lower yield. According to American strategists, they can cause significant damage to any technologically developed state, even Russia or China, in the case of mass usage of them».
Substitution of weapons takes a lot of time. Russian diplomats found out what precautions the U.S. is going to take. After the recent withdrawal from the INF Treaty, the U.S can easily deploy almost 50 Tomahawks carrying nuclear warheads in Europe.
— Thank you. That was Vadim Zavodchenkov on America's nostalgia for mass destruction.