The United States alone has enough nukes to kill every man, woman, and child on earth.
The issue isn’t, and hasn’t been for a long time how many nukes the major powers have.
So, when Putin’s Bitch stands up and talks about numerical superiority in nukes – he’s a flaming idiotic ass.
When you understand that at any time, the United States can destroy any major city, anywhere on the globe in 20 minutes – you begin to understand the fear and concern in handing over the keys to such weaponry to a mentally unstable, schoolyard bully, illegitimately elected, treasonous, asswipe like Trump.
Nuclear supremacy isn’t about how many marbles you’e got…It’s over how do you get them there. which is why the Russians have been building and deploying Cruise Missiles, And the US has been testing hypersonic missiles, which can travel at nearly 8,000 miles per hour of 10 times the speed of sound. Each of our SSBNs carry 24 Trident II Missiles each capable of carrying 12 separately targetable nuclear warheads in the range of 300-500 kilotons of explosive power (The bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII were 15 and 20 kilotons). And the Navy typically understates public numbers on the performance and capabilities of their weapons. so in truth, those numbers are probably significantly understated. Everyone is working on Antiballistic Missile Systems which could possibly shoot down these missiles.
Ergo – the US needs more nuclear bombs like we need a hole in the head. Neither the Russians or Chinese are actively building more bombs…But they are building new delivery platforms.
Another Chumph “small Johnson” issue…Indeed.
Ruins of Nagasaki after 20 KT bomb in WWII
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity.
In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea “very easily if they want to,” ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to exert more influence to rein in Pyongyang’s increasingly bellicose actions.
Trump also expressed support for the European Union as a governing body, saying “I’m totally in favor of it,” and for the first time as president expressed a preference for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but said he would be satisfied with whatever makes the two sides happy.
Trump also predicted his efforts to pressure NATO allies to pay more for their own defense and ease the burden on the U.S. budget would reap dividends. “They owe a lot of money,” he said.
In his first comments about the U.S. nuclear arsenal since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump was asked about a December tweet in which he said the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capacity “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”
Trump said in the interview he would like to see a world with no nuclear weapons but expressed concern that the United States has “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity.”
“I am the first one that would like to see … nobody have nukes, but we’re never going to fall behind any country even if it’s a friendly country, we’re never going to fall behind on nuclear power.
“It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack,” Trump said.
Russia has 7,000 warheads and the United States, 6,800, according to the Ploughshares Fund, an anti-nuclear group.
“Russia and the United States have far more weapons than is necessary to deter nuclear attack by the other or by another nuclear-armed country,” said Daryl Kimball, executive director of the independent Arms Control Association non-profit group.
The new strategic arms limitation treaty, known as New START, between the United States and Russia requires that by February 5, 2018, both countries must limit their arsenals of strategic nuclear weapons to equal levels for 10 years.