Skip to comments.Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill
Posted on 03/29/2014 2:26:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf
-On Thursday, 10,000 Russian troops began a drill simulating the massive use of nuclear missiles.
While much Western attention has been bestowed on Russias military buildup near Ukraine, Moscow also began a massive nuclear offensive exercise on Thursday.
According to the Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, on Thursday Russias Strategic Missile Forces began a massive three-day exercise involving 10,000 soldiers and 1,000 pieces of equipment from more than 30 units. The major purpose of the drill, according to the reportwhich cites multiple senior Russian military officersis to ensure Russias Strategic Missile Forces have sufficient readiness to conduct offensive operations involving the massive and simultaneous use of nuclear missiles.
Global Security Newswire previously carried a story on the nuclear exercise, also citing the Nezavisimaya Gazeta article. GSN described the exercise as as practice for a large-scale nuclear offensive. It added: Exercise participants were set to position and prepare missile-firing units for launch, and to practice various administrative and support functions for the operation
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"For what its worth, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta article said there was no connection between the current nuclear exercise and the crisis in Ukraine. As evidence of this, it pointed out that in December of last year the commander of Russias Strategic Missile Forces had said that his forces would conduct a large and complicated exercise sometime during 2014. From this, the Russian daily concluded that the drill had been planned for weeks and was completely unrelated to the tensions of Ukraine.
At the same time, it ended the article by noting that testing the readiness of Russias strategic forces was especially important in light of the current reality of the world situation.
When was the last time the US conducted a similar drill for its nuclear forces? Given the world situation and the large numbers of new people in command positions it would seem we should be doing the same.
Obama wants all US cities destroyed by al Qaeda/MB,
his partners since the beginning of his corrupt term;
terrorists whom now run the USA for the
undocumented Moslem Tyrant.
Given that the hated, EXEMPT US Congress has abdicated
to the Tyrant for their EXEMPTIONS, brothels and payoff$$$,
once-free America is in its coffin, nailed shut.
I hope our Fearless leader leaps into action and issues even more sanctions.
That'll show 'em!
Yeah. Boycott those wonderful Russian TV sets and autos.
Apparently, Obama thinks a Head of State makes war with no input from either Congress (in our case) or military people.
I detected a massive overuse of the word “massive” in this article.
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Darn, and I had my heart set on getting that new Lada.
So will his improved golf score!
About a hundred airmen were suspended earlier this year for cheating on the proficiency exam for maintaining US nuclear readiness. Just this week about a dozen officers were fired over the incident. A massive readiness drill at this point might be just the wake up call these so-called guardians of US nuclear security need.
I actually wouldn't mind scoring a Ural motorcycle.
Next thing you know Russian school children will be out in the fields looking for Colorado potato beetles.