TheSentinel wrote:I updated it Max Steel - go check it out.
I've read your updated article. It's better now . I would like to share my view :
Using nuclear weapons to shoot them down is like using cannons to shoot mosquitos. The recent Russian threath made me laugh, but also told me they have a real issue with the missile shield. Which countries near Denmark could such a missile shield be useful to defend against, if not Russia? So it's a complete farce what nato is claiming that these sheilds are against Iran or Korea missiles . Even israel got better missiles to target europe .
Russians may use a very low yield Neutron Warhead with a high altitude detonation . It will just be enough yield to kill or incapacitate the crew. But the vessels would remain in an almost operational state.
Danish Warships being able to contribute to a missile shield diminishes the political leverage of Russian nuclear weapons
the message is clear "if you work on a missile shield, you force us to try to hit those ships with nuclear weapons"
the fullness of this stance becomes clearer when you imagine Denmark trying to think hard how to invade Russia .
"Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO's missile defense system"
Some call it a 'threat' but, if so, what are we to make of this 2006 article that appeared in Foreign Affairs magazine, the official publication of the Council on Foreign Relations of which numerous USG politicians, cabinet members and financial leaders are members? The article, by Keir A.Lieber and Daryl G. Press, and titled The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy actually considers the possibility of destroying enough of Russia's nuclear deterrent with a first strike so that missile defense is enough to thwart a Russian counter-strike. The Russians have a right to be concerned : http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/61508/keir-a-lieber-and-daryl-g-press/the-rise-of-us-nuclear-primacy
Russia has concerns with the proximity of usa useless shields . We've discussed it already how usa shields are ineffective against Russian modern nukes . You can search for that . Even Moscow demands that US return home its foreign deployed non-strategic nuclear weapons . deployment of US nuclear armaments on the territory of its European NATO allies and the joint measures with NATO non-nuclear member states to practice the skills of their use corresponded to the Treaty on the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation.
"In actual fact, NATO’s so-called ‘joint nuclear missions’ stipulate the participation of the alliance’s non-nuclear member states in joint nuclear planning and the practice of the skills of using nuclear weapons with the involvement of carrier aircraft, their crews, the infrastructure of aerodromes and ground provision services of these states,"
As always, underestimate Russia at your own peril