The US Air Force Chief David Goldfein Has Revealed How US Will Respond to Russian Nuclear Attack
WASHINGTON, (BM) – A US military chief has revealed exactly how America would respond to avert a nuclear armageddon once Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Daily Express.
The revelation was made by the US Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein, who assured that there are a series of steps the US would embark upon immediately in such a scenario. Speaking recently at a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Nuclear Deterrence event, Goldfein mapped out what he would do if Russia attacked the US with a nuclear weapon. Tensions between the two powers are rising as Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty.
The United States is set to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) on August 2 citing Russia’s development of a missile that breaks the accord.
The first stage of the General’s plan is an all-out counterattack launched by the US alongside its NATO allies.
The General said he would ‘fully expect three lights to show up’ on the red phone in his office.
His first call is to General Tod Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, and in an instant ‘blunt force’ attacks from USAF and NATO warplanes would be used to combat the attack.
The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) would take 20 minutes, in which time Mr Goldfein assured there would be an opportunity to shoot it out of the sky, either by an F-35 or from missile launchers.
Mr Goldfein said that US and NATO forces would launch a massive counterattack including, as he put it, “fighters, bombers, tankers, space, command and control, ISR, cyber, special operations and aeromedical teams trained and ready for high-end warfare.”
Mr Goldfein described his next call after the NATO Commander, immediately calling NORTHCOM NORAD commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy to set into motion the homeland response.
Ground-Based Interceptors (GBIs) now stand primed for the incoming missile, with the Pentagon’s technology of sensors and targeting technology to seek out the actual warhead from the decoys surrounding it.
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Mr Goldfein praised the Trump administration for bringing talks about a space force into the open, saying that the military is developing space-based lasers and drones to defend the US from above the earth’s atmosphere.
The three-pronged counter-attack is then crucially completed by the nuclear-submarines which discreetly launch barrages of destruction from underwater.
They are designed to deliver the ‘second strike’ to hammer the enemy into submission.
Goldfein’s next call goes out to STRATCOM Commander General John Hyten who will brief Goldfein on how a nuclear attack can be launched as a deterrent.
Despite laying out the steps chronologically, the General warned: “Every one of these missions is no-fail.
“And every one of these missions needs to be accomplished simultaneously.”
Russia is currently home to around 48 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons.
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