Posted 30 декабря 2020,, 17:21
Published 30 декабря 2020,, 17:21
Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37
Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37
Network analyst Dmitry Shulgin said, with reference to American sources, that American nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles are being rearmed on the orders of Donald Trump:
“In accordance with the treaty on the reduction of nuclear weapons, the number of warheads on Trident D5 missiles has been reduced from 14 to 5-6 - at the same time, they are currently equipped with W88 warheads with a capacity of 475 kilotons each. Now missiles are equipped with W76-2 warheads with a capacity of 5 kilotons each - this is three times less than the power of the Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945..."
The author recalled that US President-elect Joe Biden opposed such a submarine rearmament program, since he believes that the powerful W88 warheads fulfill their role as a deterrent, since it is clear that they can only be used in a global nuclear war, while the W76 warheads are 2, comparable in destructive power with conventional conventional weapons, are too much of a temptation for the administration in terms of their actual use in some small local conflict, such as the war with Iran.
“This is no longer a matter of geopolitics, but of a specific situation: Trump transferred the Ohio-class nuclear submarine USS Georgia to the base in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf there is now an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Nimitz (CVN-68) + cruiser USS Princeton (CG- 59) + destroyers USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), USS Sterett (DDG-104), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) and an amphibious group led by the assault landing ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) + USS Somerset (LPD-25), USS San Diego (LPD-22) and USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams mobile base (ESB-4). B-52 strategic bombers have been deployed to a base in Saudi Arabia. In short, there are enough forces to strike Iran. Trump will now be in a war just right to stay in power and not hand over the post to Biden...", - Shulgin writes