But of course the Russians developing these systems and weapons that violate all sorts of previous treaties like the ABM treaty and the INF treaty and of course all sorts of international norms and accepted practises just proves Russian aggression does it not?
Amusing they think that Russia is spending all this money on infrastructure but actually is just using all this as a bluff... something they can trade for something they want....
You know... the west thinks Russia is just playing mind games and this is not life and death stuff they are playing for keeps at.
People are focusing on Poseidon as a "doomsday" counter-force or 2nd strike weapon, but I think it has enormous potential as a carrier killer. In the event of USN aggression against Russia, the CVNs are the Achilles heel, and taking them out is still the key to neutralizing (or just dissuading) the seppos.
But that is the point... this is all about... and only about deterrence... making WWIII unthinkable.
The ABM treaty was critical because limiting ABM systems prevents one side from building a shield to hide behind they think might be good enough to stop most of their enemies nuclear responses to their attack. Arms limitations reducing warheads together with an ABM shield in europe and asia and the US itself might be enough to blunt a Russian attack if they can launch a quick strike to take out a portion of their nuclear strike capability their world wide ABM system might be enough to take down anything that is left.
It is destabilising because it does not matter whether it works or not... if the country with it thinks it works and their economy is going to down the toilet they may decide they have nothing to lose... the fact that they are wrong wont matter because by the time we find out one way or the other it is too late to go back.
That American guy is right... poseidon is just another nuke pointed at the US but what he doesn't mention is that it is a nuke their ABM can't stop and we can probably safely assume not much else will stop it either so it is assured to get through and destroy a bit of the west.
Its purpose is to prevent America starting a war they think they can win and therefore making WWIII less likely.
They are not going to trade that away for US troops leaving Syria or any such thing.
A 1000kg HE warhead exploding under the hull of even a Ford-class white elephant... errr.. "super" carrier tongue will take it out of service, even if it doesn't sink outright.
If Russia is sinking US carriers there is no value in being a pussy about it... as the Poseidon passes under the carrier which it should recognise due to its magnetic anamoly detector and 100 thousand tons of metal it could turn on to the direction the carrier is heading and accelerate 2km ahead of it and drop a 40kg 2kt nuclear warhead based on a 152mm nuclear artillery shell and release it and continue on its way... the explosion should take out several ships in the group... in fact you might want to drop a spread of 3 to 4 bombs in a fan shape ahead of the ships about 1km apart... and then carry on to US waters.
Once you reach US waters you can start sowing the coastal waters with hundreds more small nuke bombs... not to cause tsunamis, but to contaminate the fishing grounds for any survivors... and of course if the prevailing winds head inland some super heated salt water that is radioactive can make conditions even less pleasant.
Poseidon is a city killer, nothing more, to use it against anything else is slow and pointless
It is an I am probably dead so this is for you type weapon... it is a revenge weapon to cripple your enemy and destroy an easy future for him...
But it can't be secret because its best feature is preventing war... ideally it will never be used.... like SS-18 and SS-19 missiles.
USA tried to make that extra room with ABM shield but it didn't work out
They created the entire situation... but they wont admit it.