If there is a third world war between United States and Russia, Moscow will win hands down since it is in possession of strategic nuclear weapons far more advanced than the United States, adding to its stockpile all the modern and new generation weaponry and missiles, said Russian newspaper, PRAVDA, with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s overtures making certain hints in the direction, of late,
The report, “Russia Prepares Nuclear Surprise For NATO” says Russia was amassing massive nuclear weapons after the Cold war as Washington DC was negligent to focus on innovations in the last two decades. The U.S. had ceased developing high-precision long-range weapons to attack and eradicate enemies without coming to direct contact.
On the contrary, Russia never stopped on its innovations, sometimes stealthily or sometimes withstanding harsh criticism, hence reaching a level where the country seen as weak by the west is now far superior. Currently, Russia has “long-range cruise missiles of a new generation that will soon be deployed on submarines of the Black Sea Fleet and missile ships of the Caspian Flotilla,” PRAVDA said.
Moreover, Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons are far more superior to NATO’s weaponry, said Pravda report. NATO has 260 tactical weapons. In all, the US has 200 bombs with an overall capacity of 18 megatons – located in Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey. France has 60 atomic bombs, said the report.
“Russia, according to conservative estimates, has 5,000 pieces of different classes” of tactical nuclear weapons “from Iskander warheads to torpedo, aerial and artillery warheads,” the Pravda report said.
The report based on insider revelations shows that Russia’s plans of sending long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico, may come true as Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu showed determination that Russia should maintain its military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, including the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
While this plan entails sending long-range bombers as part of the drills, Russia is also kee to send more troops in to Crimea, in response to the “fomentation of anti-Russian moods on the part of NATO and reinforcement of foreign military presence next to our border,” a CNN report said recently.
But Washington was dismissive of the idea that Russia has the capability of deploying long-range bombers. CNN report quoted a Pentagon source saying the US found no security threat proving that such destructive activity would be undertaken by Russia. US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki once echoed similar opinion.
However, Pentagon recently upped its defence expenditure with Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel pumping in an additional $1.5 billion to the $15 billion a year to maintain the US nuclear arsenal. He admitted that US Air Force and Navy, beset with scandals, led to negligence in keeping up with the nation’s nuclear programs, the Washington Post reported.
Hagel’s plan has received support from the Republicans who said the $1.5 billion funding is necessary as the nuclear development program was neglected for long because of “insufficient resources, indifferent leadership, and poor morale,” Rep. Howard McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, once said.