|America’s latest update to its Trident missile program – aboard Navy subs – virtually guarantees every missile will explode at the exact moment to cause maximum devastation.|
Thanks to the so-called 'super fuze' the ballistic missile fleet has effectively tripled its destructive potential. In the past, US military leaders would have only used their sub fleets to strike ‘soft targets’ like military bases. Now they can be used to wipe out Russia’s nuclear arsenal buried deep underground.
US submarines now patrol with more than "three times the number of warheads needed to destroy the entire fleet of Russian land-based missiles” wrote report authors. The US can now concentrate its ‘big nukes’ and bombers on devastating the underground shelters Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin officials would flee to during an attack. Russian defence officials would have less than 15 minutes to decide if an incoming object was legitimate, where it was coming from, and how to respond.
"The combination of lack of Russian situational awareness, dangerously short warning times, high-readiness alert postures, and the increasing US strike capacity has created a deeply destabilizing and dangerous strategic nuclear situation" states the report.