Russia's strong arm

America may have the larger military, but right now it looks like Putin has his man in the Oval Office.
So what kind of threat does Russia present to the US, say in the possible - however unlikely at the moment - scenario that Putin secretly demanded that Trump stand down US forces before a Russian first strike. Not just stand down, but reveal the location of US assets like ballistic missile subs, remember, Trump fired Comey apparently to make the Russians he was going to be seeing the next day happy. Russians who he passed highly classified material to and told he fired the “nut job” Comey for investigating his link to Putin.
http:// russianforces.org/current/

In January 2016 Russia was estimated to have 525 strategic launchers and about 1800 nuclear warheads. In its September 2015 New START data exchange Russia reported 526 deployed launchers with 1648 New START-accountable nuclear warheads. The Strategic Rocket Forces were estimated to have 299 operational missile systems that include missiles that can carry 902 warheads. These include 46 R-36M2 (SS-18) missiles, 30 UR-100NUTTH (SS-19) missiles, 72 road-mobile Topol (SS-25) systems, 60 silo-based and 18 road-mobile Topol-M (SS-27) systems, and 73 RS-24 missiles.
The Russian strategic fleet includes 10 operational strategic missile submarines with SLBMs, whose missiles can carry 160 missiles with 704 nuclear warheads. Five operational Project 667BDRM submarines are based in the Northern Fleet. These submarines carry 80 R-29RM (SS-N-23) launchers. One Project 955 submarine with 16 Bulava SLBMs on board is also based in the Northern Fleet. The only remaining Pacific Fleet base hosts two 667BDR (Delta III) submarines, which carry 36 R-29R (SS-N-18) missiles and two Project 955 submarines with 32 Bulava SLBMs.
The Russian strategic aviation consists of 66 bombers that carry an estimated 200 long-range cruise missiles and bombs. The bombers are 11 Tu-160 (Blackjack) and 55 Tu-95MS (Bear H). The bombers can carry various modifications of the Kh-55 (AS-15) and Kh-101 cruise missiles and gravity bombs.
Next year Putin will introduce an entirely new generation of ICBM with a throw weight, speed and accuracy that completely outclasses any western strategic system. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a23547/russias-new-icbm-could-wipe-out-texas/
Russia has begun testing of its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the RS-28 Sarmat. Sarmat can carry a payload of up to ten tons of nukes. The missile system is set to enter service in 2018. The RS-28 Sarmat is the first entirely new Russian ICBM in decades. The heavyweight missile weighs 100 tons and can boost 10 tons. Russia claims the Sarmat can lift 10 heavyweight warheads, or 16 lighter ones, and Russian state media has described it as being able to wipe out an area the size of Texas or France. The American Minuteman III ICBM, in contrast, weighs just 39 tons and carries three warheads.
Putin already has surface to air defenses that give him the kind of strategic capability that Reagan wanted in the 1980s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-500_missile_system
The S-500 is a new generation surface-to-air missile system. It is designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and aircraft,[2][3] for air defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control, and for jamming aircraft. With a planned range of 600 km (370 mi) for Anti Ballistic Missile (ABM) and 400 km (250 mi) for the air defense,[4] the S-500 would be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to 10 ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of 5 kilometres per second (3.1 mi/s; 18,000 km/h; 11,000 mph)[5][6] to a limit of 7 km/s (4.3 mi/s; 25,000 km/h; 16,000 mph).[7][8] It also aims at destroying hypersonic cruise missiles and other aerial targets at speeds of higher than Mach 5 as well as spacecraft.[3] The altitude of a target engaged can be as high as 180–200 km (110–120 mi).[2] It is effective against ballistic missiles with a launch range of 3,500 km (2,200 mi), the radar reaches a radius of 3,000 km (1,300 km for the EPR 0,1 square meter).
We worry about North Korea or Iran getting missiles that can reach America but think of Putin sitting in the Kremlin and watching videos he's reported to have of Trump doing some nasty BS in Russia and contemplating how he's going to use them to his advantage. He's already got a deadly global reach that is only getting stronger and now likely has control of the US president, to what degree we don't know. It's entirely possible we could find out in a very unpleasant way at some point.

More on the new RS-28 Sarmat(Nato SS-X-30 Satan 2) Russian ICBM.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-28_Sarmat

Its large payload of about 10 tonnes would allow for up to 10 heavy warheads or 15 lighter ones or up to 24 hypersonic glide vehicles Yu-71/Yu-74,[5][6][7] or a combination of warheads and massive amounts of countermeasures designed to defeat anti-missile systems;[8][9] it was heralded by the Russian military as a response to the U.S. Prompt Global Strike.[10] It is suspected to have a Fractional Orbital Bombardment (FOBS) capability.
Fraction Orbital Bombardment allows the Russians to launch the missile into an orbit that would allow it to escape the American detection network, say launch it over the south pole instead of north pole and when the warhead delivery package passed over the US it would fire off multiple warheads. Just one of these nightmares can take out all of Texas, I've got family in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, kiss them good-bye... and pretty much everybody in the US if this ever kicks off. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractional_Orbital_Bombardment_System Still think that Putin having any control over Trump is a good idea... or even slightly sane? Look at how many Trump people have already lied about their involvement with Russia including Sessions, Flynn, Kushner and Manafort. And meanwhile Congressional republicans sit around with their thumbs up their asses, do they want to see America in ashes?

Also keep in mind that Putin was trained from an early age in an organization who’s main purpose was the destruction of a free USA, one that stole much of the technology now available to build RS-28 Satan 2 ICBMs and S-500 strategic defense SAMs that can reach into space and destroy any American counter-strike that could possibly be launched in response to a Russian attack. And to be clear, all indications are that the Russian attack has begun, that’s what putting someone like Trump in the White House is. The only question is how far it will be taken.
And thinking that Trump will out maneuver Putin is ridiculous. Putin is a trained agent from one of the most capable and ruthless organizations in history. Trump is a failed real estate mogul who after repeated bankruptcies went into reality TV.
Putin has both the motive and means to want to take America out, it’s his traditional enemy going back decades and stands in the way of him extending his control over the breadth of eastern Europe and Asia the way the Soviet Empire he was part of did. Trump could be asked by the Russians to do something that seemed perfectly simple and safe to him but is actually part a very sophisticated attack. We’d never know until it was too late.
Once again, why the hell are Congressional republicans asleep on this, do they really hate the rest of America so much they’re willing to see it burn rather than take a very real threat out of play.
Every day that Trump is in office is a day of risk of a level we will never know until it is too late.

Once again, why the hell are Congressional Republicans asleep on this, do they really hate the rest of America so much they're willing to see it burn rather than take a very real threat out of play.
With God on their side, you bet!
With God on their side, you bet!
So they'd prefer Armageddon] to dealing with reality, what a totally screwed up party. Having Putin even in marginal control of the US military is highly dangerous.
Also keep in mind that Putin was trained from an early age in an organization who's main purpose was the destruction of a free USA, one that stole much of the technology now available to build RS-28 Satan 2 ICBMs and S-500 strategic defense SAMs that can reach into space and destroy any American counter-strike that could possibly be launched in response to a Russian attack. And to be clear, all indications are that the Russian attack has begun, that's what putting someone like Trump in the White House is. The only question is how far it will be taken. And thinking that Trump will out maneuver Putin is ridiculous. Putin is a trained agent from one of the most capable and ruthless organizations in history. Trump is a failed real estate mogul who after repeated bankruptcies went into reality TV. Putin has both the motive and means to want to take America out, it's his traditional enemy going back decades and stands in the way of him extending his control over the breadth of eastern Europe and Asia the way the Soviet Empire he was part of did. Trump could be asked by the Russians to do something that seemed perfectly simple and safe to him but is actually part a very sophisticated attack. We'd never know until it was too late. Once again, why the hell are Congressional republicans asleep on this, do they really hate the rest of America so much they're willing to see it burn rather than take a very real threat out of play. Every day that Trump is in office is a day of risk of a level we will never know until it is too late.
There is no credible Russian military threat to the USA and never will be so you need to relax.

Right, Russia is no threat.
Let’s go through the capabilities of the Holocaust level weapons Putin already has pointed at US cities.
46 SS-18M2 Mod5 Satan ICBMs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-36_(missile)#R-36M2_Voevoda_.28SS-18_Mod_6.29

R-36M2 Voevoda (SS-18 Mod 5) The newer, more accurate SS-18 Mod 5 version placed in converted silos allowed the SS-18 to remain the bulwark of the SRF’s hard-target-kill capability. The Mod 5 carries 10 MIRVs, each having a higher yield than the Mod 4 warheads. The Mod 5 warheads have nearly twice the yield of the Mod 4 (approximately 750 kt to 1 Mt) according to Western estimates, though Russian sources suggest a yield of 550–750 kt each. The increase in the Mod 5's warhead yield, along with improved accuracy, would, under the START treaty, help allow the Russians to maintain their hard-target-kill wartime requirements even with the 50 percent cut in heavy ICBMs the START agreement required. The technical proposals to build a modernized heavy ICBM were made in June 1979. The missile subsequently received the designation R-36M2 Voevoda and the industrial index number 15A18M. The design of the R-36M2 was completed in June 1982. The R-36M2 had a series of new engineering features. The engine of the second stage is completely built into the fuel tank (earlier this was only used on SLBMs) and the design of the transport-launching canister was altered. Unlike the R-36M, the 10 warheads on the post-boost vehicle are located on a special frame in two circles. The flight tests of the R-36M2 equipped with 10 MIRVs began in March 1986 and were completed in March 1988. The first regiment with these missiles was put on alert on 30 July 1988 and was deployed on 11 August 1988. SS-18 Mod 5 is the only operational variant.
So lets see, 46 times 10 gives us 460 1 Megatonne warheads that can be rained down on US cities any time that old Vlad feels like it. No, nothing to worry about there. 30 SS-19: Each with 6 MIRVs, in the 500 kT - that's about 30 times the Hiroshima bomb - ready to be launched any time ole Vlad feels like it. Nope nothing to be worried about there either. 36 road mobile SS-25s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT-2PM_Topol
Warhead Single 800 kt warhead
The really great thing about these is you can put them anywhere making them very hard to counter... but don't worry about, that's just 36 800 kT warheads that could potentially come raining down on the US shot by the asshole who just rigged the last US election. I'm sure that Vlad had the best of intentions when he made sure a psychopath like Trump was jammed into the Oval Office. 60 SS-27 Well not as much of a worry as some of the other silo based Russian murder machines, it just has 1 warhead.... a 1.2 Megatonne warhead that would peel the paint off houses in Albany if it was dropped on the Big Apple. But why worry about that right, Putin has nothing but love for America, after all he gave us Trump. 96 RS-24 Oh, don't worry about these at all, they have tiny warheads, only 10 times the Hiroshima bombs, but each missile carries at least 4 MIRVs so lets say about at least 185 nukes coming screaming in if Vlad gets an itchy trigger finger and decides to remove his biggest rival in the world today, one that he has partial control of through his puppet. Then we get to the nukes that are really hard to take out before launch, the SLBMs. There are 5 Delta IVs with 80 missiles each with 4 MIRVs I think in the 500 kT range, say 1 would make a mess out of the entire Puget Sound region where my people have been for more than a century. The 320 warheads from this system alone would make most of the US a death zone. A Borey class boat with 16 SLBMs with up to 10 MIRVs on each, do the math, that is devastating power all on its own. Add a couple of more Delta IIIs and a couple more Boreys in the Pacific and Putin has an incredible amount of firepower based on subs alone. That's before we get to supersonic Backfire bombers that can launch nuke tipped missiles from hundreds of miles from target and more. Then we get to the nightmare that Putin is about to make operational next year, the Satan 2 missile that can loft 10 massive nuclear warheads or 16 medium sized one at the US. Medium being a highly relative term. And with the S-500 SAM system he can shoot down anything the US might launch in defense. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-500_missile_system
The S-500 is a new generation surface-to-air missile system. It is designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and aircraft,[2][3] for air defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control, and for jamming aircraft. With a planned range of 600 km (370 mi) for Anti Ballistic Missile (ABM) and 400 km (250 mi) for the air defense,[4] the S-500 would be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to 10 ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of 5 kilometres per second (3.1 mi/s; 18,000 km/h; 11,000 mph)[5][6] to a limit of 7 km/s (4.3 mi/s; 25,000 km/h; 16,000 mph).[7][8] It also aims at destroying hypersonic cruise missiles and other aerial targets at speeds of higher than Mach 5 as well as spacecraft.[3] The altitude of a target engaged can be as high as 180–200 km (110–120 mi).[2] It is effective against ballistic missiles with a launch range of 3,500 km (2,200 mi), the radar reaches a radius of 3,000 km (1,300 km for the EPR 0,1 square meter)
This monster can reach over 100 mile into space. All this under the control of a man who also seems to be in the process of taking the US over from the inside. No, nothing to worry about here at all... if you were completely brain dead that is. For those of us with a gun to our heads, the time to get really worried about the maniac in control of one of the worlds most powerful militaries passed years ago. And now that he's placed another maniac in the White House things are even more critical. Or we can just listen to the complete BS artists who probably want to see most of us dead anyway...
There is no credible Russian military threat to the USA and never will be so you need to relax.
Trump or Putin, you're working for one or the other... A. H.

As for no threat to America, any defense we might try to mount against the new weapon of mass murder that Putin is about to point at all our heads over here can carry massive amounts of countermeasures that would make intercepting most of warheads impossible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-28_Sarmat

Its large payload of about 10 tonnes would allow for up to 10 heavy warheads or 15 lighter ones or up to 24 hypersonic glide vehicles Yu-71/Yu-74,[5][6][7] or a combination of warheads and massive amounts of countermeasures designed to defeat anti-missile systems.
So Putin would fire off his new WMDs with all his old ones and the screens at Norad would be filled with so many false targets there would be no way to tell what was going to kill Chicago for instance, or what was just a "harmless" decoy. But I'm sure that Putin and his government are pointing all these WMDs at us while building more - and making sure that none of ours could get through as a deterrent to make Putin think twice about his using his massive arsenal - and doing everything he can to subvert our government and by extension military because of the brotherly love they feel. Trump isn't just the civilian leader, he's the commander in chief of the entire military that is supposed to protect us from threats like Putin. Who Trump keep praising to the sky and most of his people seem to be in bed with. No, nothing to worry about here at all... I'm glad that was put to rest. Once again, every day the republicans sit on their asses and do nothing is another day of risk we simply can't afford when dealing with a murderous snake like Putin. http://uk.businessinsider.com/list-of-people-putin-is-suspected-of-assassinating-2016-3 Putin was also probably behind the Russian apartment bombings that killed almost 300 of his own people, injured 1,000 more and kicked off a war that killed or injured thousands. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2012/11/22/finally-we-know-about-moscow-bombings/ But hey, his flunky in the White House says he's just a great, great guy so no problem. Any chance at all that Trump is being ordered to say that? Wonder what else Putin has Trump doing that we don't know about. Be worried, be very worried.

Here’s a fun tool that Americans can use to figure out the effects of their city or region being hit by a nuke from the a-hole that is also pulling the strings of their “president”.
https://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

I simulated a 1.2 mT Russian nuke hitting right on the George Washington bridge in New York - symbolic don’t cha know - and the thermal radius with 3rd. degree burns reached from the north of Yonkers all the way down to midtown Manhattan.
That’s what New York and every American city is risking by screwing around with a US “president” who likely is deeply compromised by the country aiming these weapons at us.

You also have to ask if Russia usurping the US democratic process to put Trump in office is a violation of treaties to try and reduce the risk of nuclear war.
Whatever it is it is a act of fundamental provocation…

There is no credible Russian military threat to the USA and never will be so you need to relax.
What SPF sunscreen would you recommend for say someone in New York hit by an SS-27 fired from Russia so they could really kick back and chill, 2,000,000? These weapons were built for a reason and that is to kill us all over here in the event that the Russian leadership thinks it's in their interests. The same way that saying, "to hell with you all" and making sure that Trump got elected was in Russian interests not American. It's about as ignorant as you can get to have these weapons in the first place and to now be building more of them as Putin is just adds to that. And the RS-28 is clearly a first strike weapon with it's stealthed MIRVs able to maneuver in terminal flight to avoid interception and in numbers never seen before on any ICBM with the ability to launch into orbit and fire warheads down as the bus passes over the US from a direction that no defense system would even be looking. To phrase it politely, you're full of it. We're clearly being set up just as we were last year as Russian intelligence hacked the DNC then released material in cooperation with the Trump campaign timed for the greatest negative effect on Hillary Clinton who made it clear that as president she wasn't going to treat Russian aggression lightly. Trump on the other hand made his downright love for Putin plane last year. http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/03/politics/trump-putin-russia-timeline/
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently broke from political orthodoxy in his effusive praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His glowing statements on Putin have become central in stoking the suspicion that he and his campaign were somehow connected to Russian interference in the election. A CNN KFile review of Trump’s public statements — from the years immediately before his presidential campaign to present — reveal that Trump has contradicted himself over the years about the nature of his relationship with Putin. Since 2013 — when Trump’s Miss Universe pageant was held in Moscow — Trump has at least nine times claimed to have spoken to, met, or made contact with Putin. But as the 2016 campaign wore on and his statements on Putin began to attract more scrutiny, Trump changed course, denying having ever met the Russian president. “I never met Putin," Trump said at a July 2016 news conference. “I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me. He said I'm a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin."
Maybe Trump will be invited to the secret ceremony when they roll out the Satan 2 ICBM next year. It would also be a great opportunity for him to pass on even more classified material to the Russians. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.
For someone who isn't a traitor, Trump sure acts like one.
There is no credible Russian military threat to the USA and never will be so you need to relax.
What SFP sunscreen would you recommend for say someone in New York hit by an SS-27 fired from Russia so they could really kick back and chill, 2,000,000? These weapons were built for a reason and that is to kill us all over here in the event that the Russian leadership thinks it's in their interests. The same way that saying, "to hell with you all" and making sure that Trump got elected was in Russian interests not American. It's about as ignorant as you can get to have these weapons in the first place and to now be building more of them as Putin is just adds to that. And the RS-28 is clearly a first strike weapon with it's stealthed MIRVs able to maneuver in terminal flight to avoid interception and in numbers never seen before on any ICBM with the ability to launch into orbit and fire warheads down as the bus passes over the US from a direction that no defense system would even be looking. To phrase it politely, you're full of it. We're clearly being set up just as we were last year as Russian intelligence hacked the DNC then released material in cooperation with the Trump campaign timed for the greatest negative effect on Hillary Clinton who made it clear that as president she wasn't going to treat Russian aggression lightly. Trump on the other hand made his downright love for Putin plane last year. http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/03/politics/trump-putin-russia-timeline/
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently broke from political orthodoxy in his effusive praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His glowing statements on Putin have become central in stoking the suspicion that he and his campaign were somehow connected to Russian interference in the election. A CNN KFile review of Trump’s public statements — from the years immediately before his presidential campaign to present — reveal that Trump has contradicted himself over the years about the nature of his relationship with Putin. Since 2013 — when Trump’s Miss Universe pageant was held in Moscow — Trump has at least nine times claimed to have spoken to, met, or made contact with Putin. But as the 2016 campaign wore on and his statements on Putin began to attract more scrutiny, Trump changed course, denying having ever met the Russian president. “I never met Putin," Trump said at a July 2016 news conference. “I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me. He said I'm a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin."
Maybe Trump will be invited to the secret ceremony when they roll out the Satan 2 ICBM next year. It would also be a great opportunity for him to pass on even more classified material to the Russians. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.
For someone who isn't a traitor, Trump sure acts like one. Who says he's not a traitor? Is a bumbling idiot any less of a threat?
Who says he's not a traitor? Is a bumbling idiot any less of a threat?
Trump says he's not a traitor and his defenders like Paul Ryan claim he's just an idiot because he didn't know that trying to block an FBI investigation into whether he worked with the Russians to steal the last election was obstruction of justice. You make a good point, it doesn't matter whether Trump is a traitor or an idiot, he clearly doesn't belong as leader of America.
As for no threat to America, any defense we might try to mount against the new weapon of mass murder that Putin is about to point at all our heads over here can carry massive amounts of countermeasures that would make intercepting most of warheads impossible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-28_Sarmat
Its large payload of about 10 tonnes would allow for up to 10 heavy warheads or 15 lighter ones or up to 24 hypersonic glide vehicles Yu-71/Yu-74,[5][6][7] or a combination of warheads and massive amounts of countermeasures designed to defeat anti-missile systems.
So Putin would fire off his new WMDs with all his old ones and the screens at Norad would be filled with so many false targets there would be no way to tell what was going to kill Chicago for instance, or what was just a "harmless" decoy. But I'm sure that Putin and his government are pointing all these WMDs at us while building more - and making sure that none of ours could get through as a deterrent to make Putin think twice about his using his massive arsenal - and doing everything he can to subvert our government and by extension military because of the brotherly love they feel. Trump isn't just the civilian leader, he's the commander in chief of the entire military that is supposed to protect us from threats like Putin. Who Trump keep praising to the sky and most of his people seem to be in bed with. No, nothing to worry about here at all... I'm glad that was put to rest. Once again, every day the republicans sit on their asses and do nothing is another day of risk we simply can't afford when dealing with a murderous snake like Putin. http://uk.businessinsider.com/list-of-people-putin-is-suspected-of-assassinating-2016-3 Putin was also probably behind the Russian apartment bombings that killed almost 300 of his own people, injured 1,000 more and kicked off a war that killed or injured thousands. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2012/11/22/finally-we-know-about-moscow-bombings/ But hey, his flunky in the White House says he's just a great, great guy so no problem. Any chance at all that Trump is being ordered to say that? Wonder what else Putin has Trump doing that we don't know about. Be worried, be very worried.
Doug. Is America a threat to Russia?
Doug. Is America a threat to Russia?
Of course it is, but until the last election it wasn't run by a dictator. There's no question that American politics are screwed up, but they have been far more open and representative than what Russia has ever had. Which means that Putin is in power for as long as he likes doing pretty much what he pleases. Which now almost certainly includes interfering in the last US election to place someone in office that in all likelihood is compromised by Putin to levels we don't know. It would be highly unfortunate to find out in the form of our cities lighting up like the surface of the Sun. To say this changes the strategic balance of power is an understatement. The US government is not controlling the Russian government, we have already seen how Trump fired the director of the FBI one day then the next told the Russian foreign minister that he did it to stop the investigation into his links with Russia while at the same time passing along the highest classified information to the Russians. The US isn't set to introduce something like the RS-28 which is clearly a first strike weapon which will likely introduce highly advanced warheads that simply can't be intercepted. http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/russia/objekt-4202.htm While at the same time having the most advanced strategic missiles defenses on the planet. http://www.newsweek.com/russia-tests-its-next-generation-anti-aircraft-s-500-missile-589614 Do I really need to state the obvious in how destabilizing it is to have any question of where the US Commander in Chief's loyalties lie?

Doug. You say of course USA is a threat to Russia. I would like to expand on this. Why do you think it is a threat?

Yes we are a threat to Russia and they are a threat to us. New weapons or not, currently both of us are capable of ending life as it is know on our planet. As a threat, that speaks for itself.

Hi Sr Member. That means anyone holding nuclear weapons is a threat to world peace. There is nothing special to single out Russia in this regard. Right?