I believe everyone knows that the United States is the most powerful country in the world. Over the years, the United States has been able to dominate the world precisely because of its very powerful military power. However, this does not mean that the United States does not have any weaknesses. In terms of nuclear strike capabilities, the United States still has great flaws.
Although the United States really has the "Trinity" nuclear strike capability , But according to known data, the United States has a small number of nuclear bombs, less than 4,000, of which no more than 1,800 are in a ready-to-launch state. This is undoubtedly a big gap compared with the European power Russia. After all, Russia may have tens of thousands of nuclear bombs.
More than that, the U.S. land-based nuclear missiles cannot be compared with Russia. The current US land-based nuclear missiles are mainly the militia series. However, this missile is usually launched through silos. This launch method is at least 50 years behind Russia. The US military has to see this reality. After all, the location of nuclear missile silos in various countries is not a secret. Once a nuclear war breaks out, these silos will inevitably become the enemy's primary strike target, thus causing the United States to become passive.
Of course, a nuclear war will not break out easily. Although Russia has more advantages than the United States in nuclear war, Russia has sufficient sense and will not take the initiative to provoke a war.And the United States will definitely try to maintain restraint due to Russia's strong nuclear weapons. The United States has not been able to clashed directly with Russia for this reason.
However, if Russia wants to maintain a strong nuclear strike capability, it has to pay no small price for it. After all, it takes a lot of manpower, material resources and financial resources to maintain and maintain tens of thousands of nuclear bombs. Russia's economic development is not good today, which is undoubtedly a huge pressure for Russia.
Of course, Russia cannot give up because of this. In terms of conventional warfare Russia is not sure of defeating the United States. In order to protect its own security, Russia must preserve these nuclear weapons.Come. Otherwise, Russia is likely to face a blow from the United States in the future, causing itself to suffer extremely heavy losses.