US conducts ‘mini exercise’ to brace for nuclear exchange with Russia

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The US military, in the presence of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, has reportedly conducted a “mini exercise” in which Washington launched a simulated nuclear strike against Russia.

Speaking on condition of anonymity during a briefing on Friday, a senior Pentagon official said the exercise took place earlier this week at the US Strategic Command headquarters in Nebraska and that Esper had participated in the simulated showdown in Europe between Russia and NATO. 

“We conducted a mini-exercise,” the official told reporters. “The scenario included a European contingency where you are conducting a war with Russia and Russia decides to use a low-yield limited nuclear weapon against the site on NATO territory, and then you go through the conversation that you would have with the secretary of defense and then with the president ultimately to decide how to respond.”

The US responded with what the senior official called a “limited response” to Moscow’s nuclear attack in Europe.

The official did not say what type of target the US military had simulated attacking in retaliation.

While at Strategic Command in Nebraska, Esper had reportedly been briefed about the nuclear arsenals of North Korea, Russia, and China.

Earlier in the month, the United States announced the deployment of a new long-range nuclear missile aboard its stealth submarines to deter what it calls Washington’s potential adversaries.

The US Department of Defense claimed in a statement that the low-yield warhead was deployed on the USS Tennessee submarine patrolling in the Atlantic Ocean to deter “potential adversaries, like Russia,” and in response to Russian tests of similar weapons.

The new missiles sparked fresh concerns as critics said the submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead would lower the threshold for using nuclear weapons.

In August, the US withdrew from the 1988 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia. The pact banned all land-based mid-range missiles. Washington’s withdrawal from the INF has renewed tensions between the two nuclear powers.

Washington has been deploying its missiles in Eastern Europe and near Russia’s western borders, a provocative move denounced by the Kremlin.

Moscow has repeatedly warned Washington not to deploy such missiles in the vicinity of Russia’s borders, vowing to deploy its own missiles, capable of reaching all parts of Europe in response.

Underlining the modernization of US nuclear weapons arsenal as a priority, the Pentagon called on Congress in its fiscal 2021 budget request to approve $28.9 billion to maintain its existing weapons and buy new intercontinental ballistic missiles, stealth bombers, submarines, cruise missiles, warheads and communications equipment.

4 thoughts on “US conducts ‘mini exercise’ to brace for nuclear exchange with Russia

    1. how well do we know.. KNOW all ALL these govts are aligned, in cahoots?? there is NO WAY any govt goes to war against another govt. look, the more they talk about nukes the more afraid everyone gets. if nukes really did exist, there would be nothing NOTHING we could do! no mini nukes, no tactical nukes, no suitcase nukes, no nukes at all. even though they can control the weather, they cannot control the breeze. the ”fallout” cannot be accurately predicted. they are training WITH Russians to clean up OUR streets. THAT is what we should fear, prepare for.

      1. I do not fear the Russians or any other people on this earth. Too many buy into that tight screenshot of some worthless piece of trash walking down the street with his pants around his knees and his dirty ass hanging out and call that an American.
        What we need to prepare for is to deal with the enemy behind the gates, the treacherous occupation within. And of course when we go to stomping their ass and enforcing our ratified law, they are going to call mercenaries in from every corporate mafia around the world and those mercenaries are going to f-king die.
        Bottom line, once we are done with the traitors within, we will be taking out the trash, that means no foreign national is going to own anything in the united States and they will be taking nothing with them when they leave, that is if we let them leave.
        I’m getting tired of people pushing the narrative that all Americans are a bunch of pussies and like everything else in communism a tiny minority is being displayed as the majority while the other countries, all of which we have already whipped, are puffing up like a grouse, not but fluff and feathers with a little skinny chicken in the middle.
        Russia would not even exist if not for the treachery of Franklin Delano Roosenfelt, the communist that, through his acts of treason, created the threat of Russia. And the Chinese would have been wiped out if not for the treason of the Zio-Communist Harry Truman.
        Once our minds are no longer being used to create our own destruction, we will turn that awesome, unmatched, free genius and aptitude to destroying every one who tried to create this illusion and liberty will be the end result.

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