In the event of a conflict, the US military would be directly involved, possibly using nuclear weapons against Russia?

2022-04-24 0 By

As tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine continue to simmer, Republican Senator Roger Wicker, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in several recent interviews that the United States could get involved militarily in the event of a conflict, including the use of nuclear weapons against Russia.The US Strategic Command, which controls us nuclear weapons and everything related to their use, including strategic communications, has launched global nuclear war exercises designed to test the branch’s readiness to engage in nuclear war.While the military exercises themselves have long been planned and are routine for the forces, their timing reportedly wasn’t the best.The United States has repeatedly expressed concern about Russia’s alleged aggression in Ukraine and is considering retaliatory measures.The U.S. military last held a global nuclear war exercise in April 2021, in which the U.S. used nuclear weapons as a deterrent in a hypothetical standoff with Russia.The exercise itself does not involve any nuclear weapons, or even launching or bombing.Instead, THE U.S. Strategic Command inspects nuclear command and control circuits, incorporates last year’s innovations into previous tactics, and tests decisions against nuclear warfare plans.The new US nuclear war plan reflects the shift NATO has been undergoing over the past few years, from fighting terrorism to great power competition.The new plan no longer relies on the theory of mutually assured destruction (MAD), which in the past served as an important deterrent against the use of nuclear weapons.Today, the Pentagon wants some U.S. forces to survive a hypothetical first strike by Russia or another nuclear power, then recover, counterattack and repeat until the enemy is defeated or there’s no one left on earth to fight.The new approach is being tested in a global nuclear war exercise this year.The new US nuclear war plan also includes the introduction of more conventional weapons into the US strategic Forces as it increasingly relies on non-nuclear technologies, including air defence, cyber warfare and anti-jamming equipment.In addition, the army has introduced a new “protected communications” technology, known as the Beyond-line-of-sight Terminal Family (FAB-T).Like other communication lines used by the U.S. Strategic Command, fab-T’s development could work even under harsh conditions of nuclear war that could disrupt other forms of communication.Its main function is to allow the president and military brass to communicate with their nuclear weapons operators and get them to respond.Fab-t needs to work seamlessly with other systems used by the force, which is why it was also stress-tested during the current global exercise.