As America is trying to shift the blame to Russia and China, it ignores that it was the US aggression against the world which caused the proliferation of thermonuclear weapons, as countries decided they don’t want to be held at gunpoint by the political West.
Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst
For nearly 80 years, the doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD) has been keeping the relative global peace, preventing superpowers from going into a head-on confrontation. One of the stabilizing factors was the fact there were only two superpowers – the Soviet Union and the United States. This made negotiating arms control deals much easier than would be the case nowadays. The reason is that in the last 30 years, global geopolitical architecture has changed dramatically. The fall of the USSR almost completely dismantled the former Eastern Bloc. This led to the rise of new superpowers, resulting in a different level of geopolitical rivalry, the most important part of which is strategic dominance.
At the same time, the geopolitical interests of global players remained largely unchanged. Russia, although smaller and less powerful than the USSR remained a military superpower as it still had thousands of thermonuclear warheads, although its conventional forces went through a severe degradation. This changed in the 2000s, when Russia started regaining its strength. At the same time, China grew exponentially stronger, giving the Asian giant a virtually universal recognition of superpower status. One notable exception to this was (and to an extent, still is) its thermonuclear arsenal.
For decades, China has been maintaining a minimalist approach to its strategic security. This doctrine boils down to the idea of maintaining a minimal force required to inflict unacceptable damage to an opponent, regardless of how much more powerful the said rival is. It stood in stark contrast to the offensive-oriented nuclear posturing of the US and the USSR, both of which built enormous arsenals aimed at outgunning each other. China started changing this, as its blistering economic strength started translating into geopolitical and military power. And indeed, in the last 2-3 years, China has built hundreds of new missile silos, indicating that it’s moving toward a full superpower status which would help improve its strategic security beyond the Asia-Pacific region.
The US is closely following this process, as the Washington decision-makers and the Pentagon strategic planners are now faced with the nightmarish prospect of having to face not one, but two near-peer adversaries. The belligerent thalassocracy is now “furiously writing a new nuclear deterrence theory to tackle the new threat”, said the supreme commander of America’s nuclear arsenal. Top brass at US Strategic Command has been contemplating strategies to face this new reality and the ways of “how threats from Moscow and Beijing have changed this year”, said STRATCOM chief Navy Admiral Chas Richard. Admiral said he “delivered the first-ever real-world commander’s assessment on what was going to take to avoid nuclear war” after Russia launched its counteroffensive against NATO aggression in Europe.
Richard claims that “China has further complicated the threat”, and the admiral made an unusual request to experts assembled at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, last Thursday, August 11:
“We have to account for three-party [threats],” Richard said. “That is unprecedented in this nation’s history. We have never faced two peer nuclear-capable opponents at the same time, who have to be deterred differently. The need for a new deterrence theory comes as “institutional expertise on avoiding nuclear war has atrophied. Even our operational deterrence expertise is just not what it was at the end of the Cold War. So we have to reinvigorate this intellectual effort. And we can start by rewriting deterrence theory, I’ll tell you we’re furiously doing that out at STRATCOM,” he added.
According to Defense One, STRATCOM “took steps to evolve past the traditional nuclear deterrence theory of MAD (mutually assured destruction), which posits that any use of nuclear weapons would result in retaliatory use and total annihilation of all parties,” which, as previously mentioned, has been preventing nuclear war for nearly eight decades. The idea of going beyond MAD is quite controversial, to say the least. Although quite a rudimentary concept at its core, it’s been proven to work, preventing global thermonuclear confrontation, including during the Cuban missile crisis, which is arguably the closest we’ve got to a world-ending war.
“Russia and the PRC have the ability to unilaterally, whenever they decide, they can escalate to any level of violence in any domain. They can do it worldwide and they can do it with any instrument of national power. We’re just not used to dealing with competitions and confrontations like that,” Richard concluded.
As the admiral was trying to shift the blame to Russia and China, he ignored the simple fact that it was the sheer US belligerence and aggression against the world which caused the proliferation of thermonuclear weapons, as countries decided they don’t want to be held at gunpoint by the political West. Now, the US is faced not just with old rivals like Russia, but also with China, which is responding to numerous US provocations, including in Taiwan. As a result, any new strategic arms control negotiations will put the US in a very difficult position, as neither Russia nor China trust the political West to hold its end of the deal. Thus, the US will need to either escalate a new arms race (the one in which it’s already lagging behind) or come to an agreement which will still result in the need to divide its strategic forces (limited by a treaty) equally against Russia and China, while the two (Eur)Asian giants have only the US to focus on.
MAD doctrine is still intact (Mutually Assured Destruction) and remains the strongest deterrent for world superpowers knowing that a nuke showdown will end humanity, so we remain safe for now having to enjoy some semblance of sanity.
I have to disagree, tactical N/Ws could be sanctioned with ease by any country that feels its territory is being invaded, this would or could see a escalation to strategic n/w ,the most modern thinking is survival is possible by strategic nuclear weapons,MAD is now obsolete, we see today Ukraine trying its hardest to hit the cooling infrastructure of a Russian held nuclear power station, if they succeed it will cause a dirty nuclear explosion that will effect all of continental Europe,
Please… let me explain you something… if anything happen in the Zap. Nuclear Power Station the toxic nuclear cloud will be headed to NATO and not to Moscow… Climate can be manipulated since the 80’s, so NATO loosers would get the damage from their stupidity. USA never gives their latest tech to their vassals. POWER GEOPOLITICS 101, in order to remain in power you cannot trust nobody, and always use dialectic dealing with Vassals.
Hey guys anyone know what happened to Wagner s twlegram group? They haven t post anything the last 4 days
we are not interested in lgbt from oregun that impersonate Yuri
hahaha The Fake News that Ukies destroyed Wagner HQ; thats why Fake Yuri is posting about Wagner TG Group….
No The US UK Iz and Red dragon and Black beasts are a menace to our world. The problem is to do with the way money works in our world and the global debt enslavement. Some have a bottomless pit of money to use. We have to create our own currency.
you are forgetting , not all are sane . more than a few neocon think the us could win in a nuke war , and they are nuts enough to risk it .
Great! was getting tired of fhe ole ‘tale of two-cities’ tirade for world stageplay now its’ three crab in barell’ showtime! haha
Well, we will get the same in return from them, so the actual attack / defense plans are really kind of moot.
Yes BUT the parasite scum of deception want the people to die from nukes while they hide out in their luxurious bunkers, among other places, in the mountains of the Alps, NZ and South America. Those lower in satans pecking order make do with more local bunkers. Others have none. Russia however catered for their people’s safety and provided bunkers for the people in the cities, many DECADES ago.
Hey guys anyone know what happened to Wagner s twlegram group? They haven t post anything the last 4 days
Since Nagasaki and Hiroshima!…
And soon we have Iran joining the nuclear party as well as North Korea.
Any proof Blek -?? that’s USA continual propaganda or should I say Zionists -not even the Spies collecting earth samples in the Irainian desert could prove anything and any country building nukes has first to TEST them as per USA/Soviet Russia/UK/France/NK and of course – ISRAEL .
You got a link to real proof ?
If Russia targets the eastern seaboard of USA, China the western and DPRK right in the middle. That would just about finish the job. Or alternatively the USA and UK could just accept that the world moved on from 30 yrs ago and they need to live in peaceful coexistence with the Eurasian bloc.
Let’s be honest, America is at the bottom of its self dug grave and is looking for the ladder it left above,the pile of crap they have brought on themselves and allies is the biggest attempt ever of a genocide against its own people in history and we are all waiting to see if their public will catch on and hangs them for it before it’s too late.
Summed it up nicely , Steve . I am not hopeful.
The US should have partnered with Russia back when Putin was trying to encourage cooperation. Every intelligent political analyst knew this. But the US was belligerently opposed to Russia, with idiots like Victoria Nuland and John McCain running the show. We all know which Russophobes nixed that. I guess they have their bunkers replete with wine cellars, so they don’t care what happens to the surface of the earth.
Bad Bad Bad this is not how Hegemonic System works… You are commenting your desires and not what it is in Reality. The Real Thing is just the opposite of what you comment, and there is a system of people in power who moves the system in that direction…. During URSS times, USA in all Western Colonies of EUROPE, LATAM and even in their own country HYPE so much the mass hysteria using Military Tactics and CIA Techniques; they move all their population in Psychic Jails and Alienate them…. yeahhh the COMUNIST GHOST will hunt them and take their soul, the soviets are the devil himself. So the Western system will always move in this direction, no peace between the Darth Vader of USA until everyone lay down their heads before them (where we Read (or listen) something like this, everyone has to lay down heads before the King or the Priest or the Pope…. yes in the Christian Bible, its a Dialectic and Church Institution follow that command in ancient times, enslave everyone and kill everyone who doesnt lay down head before thin air created gods)…
There is absolutely nothing new about the nuclear doctrine of the nuclear armed states on this planet.
Look. That Admiral from USA is a dumb ass from MIC and just want to get more funds to their friends in MIC. To be truth USA is controlled by Elites Billionaries and Multinationals, they can buy almost anything in the West but cannot buy nor China nor Russia thats why they hate both so much. USA already switched to PLAN B because during OBAMA the Deep State strategy of PIVOT TO ASIA fail badly and now ASEAN countries sees that they zone or country could become just like UKRAINE if they sell and gives power to the Western Multinationals and Corporations. So USA is in PLAN B means they already fail in their planning and now are looking other paths. They can only create barriers IRON WALLS in their Colonies, NATO in Europe, and Taiwan South korea and Japan in the South and East Pacific Area and wait and try to contain the Multipolar World from arise. They are protecting their Pacific Islands like Midway and Hawai so after China take Hawai from USA, USA would be in deep trouble in year 2050 aprocimately or near that time… but USA have to loose Taiwan and their Pacific Islands firsts…. Japan and South Korea guess will be smart and stay out of trouble when the CHINESSE – USA war begins.
American nuclear doctrine : get themselves blown right off the map . .
Correction Zionists doctrine according to the Talmud which “owns ” the American government .
Which says that Zionism has the “god given right ” to own and control the world and all gentiles to be slaves to be used as animals as -yes another Talmud directive – all gentiles are animals no better than dogs .
I love dogs and cats, more than I love some people! :)
The Talmudic cult view the gentiles as herds of cattle at their disposal, it’s frightening they control the US politicians, the terrestrial and social media, all news outlets, they dominate the World Banking including the federal Reserve, and they also weld great influence on the US ‘Red or Blue elected’ Deep State. They can attack US (9/11 or 1967 USS Liberty) without reprisals. So when they murder women and children in Palestine, Israel has a Right to defend itself but if Russia intervenes in Donbass to prevent genocide of the Russian speaking populations, we are told Russian Aggression.
Still, if the US didn’t exist, these Khazarian non-Semitic parasites in the false state of Israel wouldn’t exist either.
Wonder how Jews fleeing Russia story is connected to Talmudic dictates? Do they fear U.S. NATO attack on Russia…??? Or Russian attack Jews? Do they think Israel will be safe in WWIII? Might not them fleeing to Israel make it less safe from affront to Putin.? As their U.S lap dog.
I will make a prediction Thomas in the event of WW3 Zionist Israel wont try to nuke Russia precisely because their Talmud plan is for the USA/EU etc and Russia and China etc to nuke each other –Therebye FULFILLING the Talmud scriptures of taking over the world and ruling it –forever and forever .
Yes the Yanks do not seem to have gotten the memo, they are behind and vulnerable, but still talk as if No.1 Now their plan to put nukes on Ruso/Ukraine border looks like loser. Stupider still is the trouble they make with China whIle in proxy war with Russia. War profit and dominance shine brighter for them than peac and broader prosperity.. It’s CRAZY
Many Americans are so dumb that they cannot even identify where the USA is on a global map.
Been reading the NYT Florian ? -they think Ukraine is near China most Americans dont think out of the box even living in a different state in the USA causes criticism–remember Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Southern Accents ??
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Preeze spik Ingrish
Oscars comment is already up and posted in English recently in these comments, to save You the trouble…
No worries, I’ve used the translator, yes very true!
That is why countries like Argentina, Brazil and India are not jumping in bed with US Russophobia but they are now becoming much more RussoProBic, hence BRIC and this relationship will expand to other nations. 85% of the Nations did not sanction Russia, 15% doesn’t make it the World Community. There will be a new world order, US, UK and NATO appendage the EU will all become the new banana republics, banking and all the IMF scams won’t save them.
NATO IS VERY AGGRESSIVE AND IRRATIONAL AND THAT WILL SOONER OR LATER LEAD TO THE USE OF BIOLOGICAL NUCLEAR AND GENETIC NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS EXTERMINATION EASILY AVAILABLE TO ANY NATION WITH A GOOD PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND CHEMICALS FOR TACTICAL USE AGAINST ENEMY MILITARY VERY EASILY AVAILABLE TO ANY NATION WITH A GOOD CHEMICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY OR GENETIC DESIGN IN SHORT THE THIRD PART OF THE NATIONS THEY COULD EASILY OBTAIN WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OF WHATEVER IT IS EXCEPT THE MOST POLITICALLY COMPLICATED NUCLEAR IF THEY WISH AND THAT THANKS TO THE IRRATIONAL UNITED STATES THAT ARE SCARING MANY COUNTRIES.
taliban in sandals humiliated Usa tranny military—only stupid amerxikant feminized peasant believes these cowards can win anything —US ruling class different: they comprehend reality
China should take Western Australia just so Taiwan can come to their rescue. (and NATO has no choice but to, leaving Brussel’s throat open to any/all military attacks. Maybe Brussels should offer the US another $30T in debt for their help in this 3rd war they started but couldn’t finish.
The US is bluffing and won’t be able to use nuclear weapons. Roaches don’t really care about profit margins… The West acts collectively like a spoiled brat that’s never been properly disciplined.
No worries, discipline arrives every day from the Russian disciplinarians. And if things keep going the way the have been going soon the Chinese will bring their untapped heft too.. When China acts, she acts big & big acts bring big change which far away pretenders will not have any sway or say.
we have humiliated US lgbt—ukies will soon try counter-offensive in san fagcisco
Be nice to Hillary & her “partner”
America, the UK France and Germany would be obliterated from the face 9f the Earth !
Wait, it is not so far away this event.
Ordinary people should be very afraid, because the world’s governing elite will be safe inside massive luxury nuclear bunkers.
MAD only applies to the proletariat, not the governing rich.
The new US doctrine should be do not start a war you can not win and accept your new place somewhere down the ladder thanks to your globalist quasi-intellectuals.
Drag shithole usa into a three front war of attrition from europe, syria/iran to taiwan
Tommy dildo now radioactive—less constipation…multiple personality disorder—no change
it is anyone’s guess how many nukes NK has, but it is safe to assume that NK has at least 3,000 nukes given the fact that NK started doing nuke research and development since the end of the korean war 70 years ago and enormous uranium reserves NK has.
Hyping the NK threat… good one Nam Guy, say to your officer you are succeeding in your mission soldier, everyone believes your comments and soon thanks to your comments South Korea aiding by USA can take out NK and liberated them…. *sarcasm shield off*, lol!!!
The sooner the White House gets nuked when the entire Gov is sitting in a meeting the sooner we will have peace.
GIVE NUKES TO IRAN NOW!!
In the position of russia and china, i would highly propose adopting a nuclear doctrine that defines:
“The US will face a full force nuclear counterstrike by the combined nuclear forces of russia and china in case of ANY NATO member launching ANY nuclear strike on ANY place on this planet.”
Thus placing the responsibility at exactly those warmongers, who are REALLY and FULLY responsible for inciting conflicts around the world.
They will for sure not like it. But they must be forced to live with it. Dreams about “locally limited nuclear war on the european theater” or the like MUST be stopped from ever be even considerable by US officers.