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  •  Actually, we made a deal with the USSR to... (0+ / 0-)

    ...end the Cuban missile crisis, our missiles removed for their missiles removed.

    Thanks for your full explanation (even if you've provided it previously, I didn't see it).

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:37:33 PM PDT

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    •  1) If you are interested in details of the First (1+ / 0-)
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      Strike threat to Russia, I put up a diary two weeks ago
       and debated some aspects  with another Kos user who seemed to have some military knowledge.

      2) Here are the rough ranges of Russian ICBM sites from the Ukraine (taken from  Annex C of the document I cited in the diary.)

      Dombarovskiy (30 RS-20s ICBMs): 1000 miles --in range

       Uzhur: (20 RS-20s): 3500 --out of range, but 2000 miles from Aghanistan  (in F22 range with four external fuel tanks?)

       Kozel’sk (20 RS-18): 150 miles --in range

       Tatishchevo (40 RS-18, 58 RS-12M2 silo): 350 miles --in range

       Teykovo (18 RS-12M2 mobile, 18 RS-24 ): 500 miles --in range

       Yoshkar-Ola (27 RS-12M mobile): 700 miles --in range

       Nizhniy Tagil (27 RS-12M mobile) : 1450 --in range of F22

       Barnual: (36 RS-12M mobile): 3000 miles --out of range (but 1700 miles from Afghanistan US bases, close to range of F22 and probably in range with wing external tanks, total stealth initially not needed in mountains? )

       Vypolzovo (18 RS-12M mobile): 500 miles --in range (and only 300 miles from NATO Latvia)

      3) One issue is whether conformal external fuel tanks made with stealth material are being developed that would extend the range of the F35s and F22s without
      degrading their concealment.  

      4) Others can disagree over some of the details--I welcome the debate.  What worries me is that our major News Media are refusing to touch the subject AT
      ALL .

      They are refusing to ask how Putin could objectively view our actions, how violently he might be compelled to react and what kind of cost-benefit analysis in Washington could justify the risks being taken.

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