America’s “Nuclear Triad” Vulnerable To A Surprise Attack…

America’s “Nuclear Triad” Vulnerable To A Surprise Attack…

June 2, 2019

America’s ‘Nuclear Triad’ Has Never Been More  Vulnerable To A Surprise Attack: Attacks Upon Our ‘Last Best Line Of Defense’ Could Lead To The Gravest Consequences Imaginable

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By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry – All News Pipeline


The most survivable leg of the U.S. strategic nuclear Triad of bombers, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are the submarines. Ballistic missile submarines are the last best line of deterrence and defense to defeat surprise nuclear attack.

Today, U.S. strategic bombers and ICBMs have never been more vulnerable to surprise attack.

U.S. strategic bomber bases are reduced from 45 during the Cold War to just 3 today. Unlike Cold War readiness, today no U.S. strategic bombers are nuclear-armed on strip alert, ready to fly on short-warning.

Even North Korea could destroy all U.S. B-52 and B-2 bombers by surprise nuclear attack on their three bases at Minot AFB (North Dakota) , Whiteman AFB (Missouri), and Barksdale AFB (Louisiana).

U.S. ICBMs are reduced from about 1,000 during the Cold War armed with about 2,000 warheads, to 400 ICBMs with 400 warheads today.

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