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US Recent Ballistic Missile Test Boosts World’s Re-Nuclearization

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US Recent Ballistic Missile Test Boosts World’s Re-Nuclearization

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 The purpose is to show the power of the American war arsenal, what will put other countries in a state of alert.

Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant.

Nuclear tensions are rising more and more. The US military said on August 16 that it had conducted a test with the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. In the official statement, it was also informed that the operation was already previously scheduled, having been postponed in order to avoid increasing tensions with Beijing during China’s show of force near Taiwan earlier this month. For some unexplained reason, Washington considered the current moment to be the most “appropriate” for the maneuver.

The missile was launched from the Vandeberg Space Force base in California and traveled about 6,760 km. Military spokespeople indicated that the self-propelled projectile was unarmed and equipped with a test reentry vehicle. Additionally, the statement makes clear that the mission was intended to demonstrate the readiness of US nuclear forces.

“Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, Aug. 16 at 12:49 a.m. Pacific Time to demonstrate the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provide confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent”, the statement says.

Manufactured by Boeing, the Minuteman III is a missile with nuclear capability and high destructive power. Currently, this missile is a key element in the US military’s strategic arsenal. The weapon has a range capability of over 9,660 km and can travel at a speed of approximately 24,000 km per hour. Minuteman III is also considered a part of the so-called American “nuclear triad”, along with the submarine-launched ballistic missile Trident and nuclear weapons carried by long-range strategic bombers.

Commenting on the relevance of the test, Colonel Chris Cruise, 576th Flight Test Squadron Commander, said: “Make no mistake – our nuclear triad is the cornerstone of the national security of our country and of our allies around the globe (…) This scheduled test launch is demonstrative of how our nation’s ICBM fleet illustrates our readiness and reliability of the weapon system. It is also a great platform to show the skill sets and expertise of our strategic weapons maintenance personnel and of our missile crews who maintain an unwavering vigilance to defend the homeland”.

It must be mentioned that tests with this equipment had previously been canceled by the US on at least two occasions, one in April and another in early August. The first cancellation was motivated by the need to avoid nuclear tensions with Russia in the midst of the special military operation in Ukraine. The second one was due to tensions with China over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

What is not clear, however, is why the current moment was considered appropriate by the US military to conduct this type of test. Tensions with Russia and China have not ceased – not even decreased. Washington continues to destabilize Eastern Europe’s security by sending weapons to the Ukrainian government in order to “delay” Russian victory in Ukraine – even though it is well known that these weapons are being used to hit civilian targets and nuclear plants (Zaporozhye). In the same sense, provocations against China are still on the rise, with recent new visits by American officials to the island, even after constant Chinese messages for the US to stop violations of Beijing’s sovereignty.

So, in fact, the American test can only be interpreted as a real show of force. Despite previous cancellations, the choice of the current moment was not motivated by being a “more stable” scenario – because it is not. The choice was made precisely to, in the midst of the global security crisis, show the world the power of the American war arsenal. Furthermore, it is obviously a response to Chinese military activities in the Taiwan Strait, considering that this issue is the current major global focus of tensions.

The result of the American attitude will be only one: boosting even further the militarization and re-nuclearization of the world. What is expected for the near future is that the US rival countries put themselves in a state of alert – including nuclear alert, in the case of the powers that have this technology. For example, the North Korean government, according to recent reports, is planning a new nuclear test. With the US launching ballistic missiles, it is likely that projects in this direction will be heightened. Something similar can be said about Iran, which, in the face of the US threat, is expected to become even more resistant in negotiations on a new nuclear deal.

Once again, the US is pushing for the re-nuclearization of international politics. It is unreasonable for a country to provoke its rivals and then, faced with the responses, decide to dissuade them by launching missiles. Washington needs to understand that the multipolar world order will be built through multilateral dialogue and non-interventionism, not through military intimidation.

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Matt

They have a self fulfilling prophecy on Killing Them”$”elve”$” and everyone else if they don’t get what they want!… As they no longer make anything the rest of the World “wants”…

All OVER for them when this deal was made – http://www.911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/cleanup.html

Now for the worst news if you’re an American ziperhead… They can test these all they want… But if their warheads are slower than their adversary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M22_Zircon… What difference will it make!?…

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HINDOT KABAYO

At these periods of day and age, we no longer talk about minuteshits but our interest has shifted to hypersonics. Those museum-grade ICBM of USA were as slow as lame old Jo where nothing’s to be proud of but a laughable demonstration of how mericunts play the embarrassing catch-up role.

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HINDOT KABAYO

US invention of atomic bombs which was recognised as the most lethal weapons in the past has landed them on top of the world that enabled them to rule almost the entire planet, those atomic bombs are now made obsolete by superior hypersonics of the real superpowers so US was effectively relegated into second league of the game.

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This is the end of the world as we know it

Sports, music, clothing, phones, internet, and will always be lead in arms sell no one makes weapons better even China leaving the Russian weapons design style for more American so I would say USA still got a lot. But I agree that the USA gov will kill the entire planet for their ideals

Donnchadh

Even if they made “Minuteman -the Series ” it still wouldn’t shoot down a Russian Sarmat Hypersonic missile.

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eyesore

End of cycle’s terminate humanity

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Jon

“ even though it is well known that these weapons are being used to hit civilian targets and nuclear plants (Zaporozhye).” Total lies. SF propaganda on behalf of Kremlin.

Make no mistake about it, “our nuclear triad is the cornerstone of the national security of our country and of our allies around the globe…”. We are always ready and any miscalculation in that regard will have disastrous consequences for the offender, whether Russia, China, North Korea or Iran.

The US will indeed continue to arm the Ukrainians but we are not “sending weapons to the Ukrainian government in order to “delay” Russian victory in Ukraine”, we and the rest of NATO are sending weapons to Ukraine to enable Ukraine to defeat the invader and restore its territorial integrity.

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HB_Norica

“we and the rest of NATO”

So were you in the policy meeting at the White House where Ukrainian strategy was discussed or are you just another useful idiot who believes politicians don’t lie and are in Washington to serve the voters instead of the special interests who paid to get them elected?

Matt

Obviously you haven’t been following the “financial mushroom cloud” that happened in the U.”$” 2 years ago https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/944-trillion-reasons-why-fed-quietly-bailing-out-hedge-funds that instigated a global pandemic that “has” and “will” ensure America’s continued collapse… Unlike Russia that “in the black” (no pun intended) that has all of that oil and gas that they continue to refuse to transact in $USD…

In a word… You’re retarded!

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HINDOT KABAYO

Delusion is one of the manifestations of mental illness usually associated with personality disorder that if left untreated will land you in a psychiatric ward with poor prognosis.

Southfront resident nigha

Libtards have closed all psychiatric hospitals in US. They are all on the street.

zelensky sausage factory

lower species amerikan june—-you send me weapons so you can pay double for gas, Russia liberate 40% of ukraine and me and my druzia can sell US weapons to ISIS buy villas in Monaco France, London penthouse—-amerikan moron very generous

Blek

There is NO sovereignty without nukes. Mutual assured destruction (MAD) is key to keeping the biggest terrorist organization in the world away from your territory: The U.S Government.

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John McGrew

No one complains about nuclearization of politics when North Korea, China, or Russia conduct tests, so hypocritical. US missiles aren’t hypersonic, either, so it is Russia that is pushing the envelope.

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zelensky sausage factory

too many mcfeces burgers—you homo lgbt complain when not enough ukie dildos in your rectums..”USA is the most aggressive nation in modern history” I Meszaros

Ramses

Correct. And since they have stolen the nuclear technology from the US via the Rosenberg couple they deserve to be bombed just because of that.

Alexandr Hertzen University

stupid nebraska hillbilly—USa nukes from nazi scientists—USSR from Russian Jews….you are impotent —ask taliban

Suji

If China wants to act against USA around Taiwan, there is limited time window before there might be more silos in Asia built by USA. A few countries might fall in to the trap of security and economic freebies from the USA. Looks like there is a lot of diplomatic pressure on few countries around 9 dash line that are already fighter jet customers.

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Ultrafart the Brave

Suji said – “If China wants to act against USA around Taiwan, there is limited time window before there might be more silos in Asia built by USA.”

That’s an intelligent observation, but it probably cuts both ways. With the current slow-motion collapse of the USA, any delay might just be an opening for China to increase it’s technological lead and overall military advantage in its local region over its principal adversary.

Further, at some point, China is likely going to achieve the capability to adopt the same posture as Russia – ie, any attack on them will invite targeting of the decision-making centers that ordered the attack, no matter where they are on Earth..

As for American fighter jet customers, my sincere advice to them would be to consider purchasing Russian or even Chinese hardware – at least then they’d be getting far better value for money, and they’d have the confidence of actual air superiority. The Indonesians seem to have a handle on that.

zelensky sausage factory

the ancient homosexual reptile farting on death bed

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Jon

Scrubbed again. Worthless propaganda mill can’t tolerate competing opinions!

Dark ages!

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South Urals University

this is only accomplished because 2 our Mongolia trained physicists defected to USA

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Ramses

They escaped tyranny from the orcs nest?

Jim

I’d launch every single nuke i have at the US. Send them to hell.

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Ramses

send you to mental asylum

Mycorona

Oh how considerate of the USG to consider China’s feelings and not wanting to escalate anything even thou Pelosi knew she was going to create a sh*tstorm with her visit and Russia’s pushback on the global elites establishment and system has got them all wound up and annoyed with Russia so they dragged Ukraine into a conflict with Russia and blames the Russians for criminal acts against civilians when clearly it is some of the Ukraine forces that are carrying out these atrocities and crisis.

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Faya

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