After 2012-2015, the U.S. will be able to annihilate Russian strategic nuclear forces by a non-nuclear preemptive strike, said Konstantin Sivkov, the first vice president of the Russian Academy of Geopolitical Problems.
« declare that the likelihood of a military threat is great as never before now,» Sivkov told Interfax on Saturday.
Western military experts have recently started to talk about the possibility of attacking Russia and annexing its territory, Sivkov said. ‘Russia is supposed to be dismembered into three parts, with the Western part going to the European Union, the central part and Siberia to the US, and the eastern to China. This is a rough scenario,’ he said.
Russian armed forces will be unable to successfully counter an aggression, Sivkov said. «At the present time, the conventional armed forces cannot properly perform their duties in a regional war, like the Great Patriotic War, even in theory. Even if fully deployed, their potential is limited even in local wars. The only factor that deters [the US] now is the nuclear arsenal,» he said.
Future of Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces
The clock is ticking on Russia’s ability to defend itself. We are about to enter a very dangerous period.
Did you know that World War I was a preemptive war? Germany started this war because Russia and France were making technological advances that would put Germany in danger in the future.
Doesn’t this kind of sound like where we are today?
After 2015 Russia is going to have an increasingly difficult time defending against an America nuclear strike. This is due to the advancing U.S. capability to destroy Russian nuclear forces on the ground, during the boost phase or immediately after separation from their carriers.