Compiled by Lisa Phillips at OpDeepState.com
November 23, 2013
by David B. at Brain Bender
PDD 60: Abandonment of “Launch on Warning”
In 1997, President Bill Clinton issued Presidential decision directive (PDD) 60. This directive radically changed US strategic nuclear policy from “launch on warning” to “retaliate after absorbing a first strike”. President Clinton’s justification for this change was based on the false premise that in the so-called “Post-Cold War Era”, Russia and China are no longer nuclear threats.
Robert Bell, senior director for defense policy and arms control at the National Security Council, verified information about PDD 60 in an interview on December 23, 1997. Bell pointed out that while the United States has always had the “technical capability” to implement a policy of launch on warning, it has chosen not to do so. “Our policy is to confirm that we are under nuclear attack with actual detonations before retaliating”.
Hello? Are you serious? The whole strategy that makes nuclear weapons a deterrent is that under a “launch on warning” policy, whichever nation launches first looses and whichever nation launches second wins. If you take US nuclear missiles off “launch on warning” and switch to a policy of “retaliation after absorbing a nuclear first-strike”, there won’t be anything left over to retaliate with. You loose. Especially since 1. most all US nukes are sitting in vulnerable fixed silos, and 2. the US has been unilaterally downsizing our nuclear arsenal.
“Launch on Warning” means the US would launch its nuclear missiles after it has been varified that a country like Russia and China have premptively launched on the US but before enemy warheads have arrived. Under “Launch on Warning” the US would retaliate while the enemy ICBMs are still in the air, and before they have detonated in the US.
The reason “Launch on Warning” assures that whomever launches first looses and whomever launches second wins is that a country would likely only launch 50% of its nukes during a first-strike. Most of the incoming nukes will be targeting our nukes here in the US to prevent a retaliatory counter-attack. However, how “Launch on Warning” works is the launch-second country can simply track the incoming ICBMs and predict which silos are being targeted. The US would then launch the nukes only in those targeted silos. The “launch on warning” ICBMs would then target the remaining unlaunched ICBMs back in the attacking nation. When Russia’s ICBMs arrive, those nukes strike empty silos. When the US nukes arrive on the other end, they target and destroy remaining ICBMs in Russia.
If the US only uses 50% of its nukes to target the remaining Russian nukes, then the US is left with 50% remaining ICBMs and Russia is left with 0% ICBMs. This is how the “Launch on Warning” strategy assures that whomever initiates a nuclear firstrike looses and why the “Launch on Warning” policy is the only real and effective nuclear deterrence policy.
The new and current nuclear policy to “Retaliate after Absorbing a First-strike” is an unwinnable policy that does more to invite attack than deter it.
Unfortunately the only thing the public thinks it knows about nuclear stragedy is from the movie “War Games” which equates Global Thermonuclear War with a game of tick-tack-toe.
See also: Arms Control Association
May 16, 2016
The totalitarian powers in the Islamic and communist world continue to pose a mortal threat to the survival of the United States. Moscow and Beijing continue their half-century long effort to modernize their weapons system, expand their network of active duty troops, and to pursue a general program of total rearmament. Their alliances with the forces of Islamic fundamentalism, Arab Socialism, Marxism, and even neo-fascism continue to be strengthened. Russia and Red China are nurturing a constellation of powers dedicated to the destruction and occupation of the United States. Chinese and Russian invasion and occupation plans remain active against the continental United States. Russian bombers traverse the coasts of the United States. Some continue to attempt to invade American airspace. Our immigration and visa policies provided access to American territory by terrorists and sleeper agent cells associated with adversarial powers and terrorist movements. Chinese Naval vessels harass and commit aggressive actions against American ships.
“We have always said that there are different kinds of wars. We condemned the imperialist war, but we did not reject war in general. Those who accused us of being militarists were hopelessly muddled. We are living not merely in a state, but in a system of states, and it is inconceivable for the Soviet Republic to exist alongside of the imperialist states for any length of time. One or the other must triumph in the end. And before that end comes there will have to be a series of frightful collisions between the Soviet Republic and the bourgeois states.” Lenin, 1919
“Our…strategy…is to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat in one country using it as the base for the overthrow of imperialism in all countries. The revolution is spreading beyond the border of one country; the epoch of world revolution has commenced…” Joseph Stalin, 1924
In 1949, defecting Polish Military Attaché in their Washington DC embassy General Izydor Rudolf Modelski testified that Soviet directed agents were expected to break up the United States into a series of nations based on racial-ethnic groups. Separate nations of African Americans, Germans, etc. would be carved out of a communized United States. Modelski was informed of this plan by alleged master spy Colonel Gustaw Alef-Bokolwiak. Colonel Alef was quoted as stating: “It is a fairly easy job to undermine United States production. There will be a revolution. They expect to break up the United States into small groups.” Modelski also told of the Soviet effort to utilize strikes and riots to cripple military and heavy industrial production in the United States by utilizing saboteurs in the labor union movement. The Soviets believed that they had the unions “well prepared” to assist in a revolution in the United States. Modelski also reported that they Soviets had at their disposal four hundred communist organizations in the United States to assist in sabotage and conquest. New York Times May 11, 1949
In 1955, the American public and Congress heard testimony from Colonel Jan Bukar, who served in the Soviet-controlled Czech Army. Bukar stated that while he was being trained in military academies in Moscow, officers from the satellites and Red Army were being taught lessons on American geography in special courses. One of the texts used in these courses allegedly was a book on the United States written in Moscow in 1947. Soviet General Banin and Lt. Col. Studensky taught at this special school that American territory itself would become the battleground in a future world war between the communist countries and the Free World. According to war planning maps brought over by Bukar, Alaska was to be annexed back into Russia. A Soviet Foreign Ministry official named Sverdlov informed Bukar and his associates enrolled at the special military school that “Alaska belongs to the Soviet Union, and the day will come that we shall infiltrate Alaska, and that Alaska shall again belong to us.” House Committee on Un-American Activities. Soviet Schedule for War 1955 Testimony by Jan Bukar
Sergei Zamascikov, research associate at the Center for International and Strategic Affairs at UCLA and a former Soviet Army political officer and Komsomol official, revealed that the Soviets planned to invade Alaska by crossing the Bering Strait with 50,000 troops. Los Angeles Times Feb 15, 1987
Professor John Lewis Gaddis noted that “Stalin had a contingency plan to attack Alaska in 1951-52…He had major military preparations going. How such an attack would have profited Stalin remains unclear…There are several different interpretations. If he really thought he could pull it off, one has to consider his mental stability…He thought the West Germans would welcome Soviet expansion.” Stalin’s Secret Plans to Invade Alaska Among Topics Discussed at International Conference on Cold War Yale Bulletin and Calendar October 4-11, 1999Volume 28, Number 7
“In the future we will set up the Earth Control Committee, and make a uniform plan for the Earth.” Mao Tse-tung, 1958
“We must control the earth.” Mao Tse-tung, 1956
“Portions of the Soviet plans for seizing control of the United States following a nuclear strike were described by the head of this Administration for Special Propaganda to Sejna in 1967 just prior to Sejna’s defection. The description provides an interesting insight into the possible nature of Soviet plans and, in a certain regard, their efforts to clothe mechanisms in indigenous or nationalistic trappings. In 1967 the Soviets believed that, in addition to strikes against nuclear and critical military targets, roughly 110 nuclear strikes would be adequate to cripple the United States. A ‘Central Committee for Salvation and Restoration’ and counterpart Salvation and Restoration committees in newly established regions would be set up. The first action would be to seize radio and television networks and announce changes in national and state governments, that is, to the new Salvation and Restoration committees. A third party would be created out of the CPUSA, left-wing Senators, and prominent figures from finance, industry, and science. Recruitment here is directed toward those people who are regarded as naive and those whom the Soviets refer to as ‘chicken opportunists.’ Middle class radicals, blacks, and Hispanics would be recruited and organized into a national militia. ‘Salvation courts’ would be established and their immediate task would be to execute members of right-wing groups. There would be heavy reliance on outside ‘advisors’ provided by Soviet surrogates and agents, and the new government would be pushed to negotiate a peace treaty. In the attack, Europe would not be destroyed. Rather, Moscow would launch a propaganda campaign to tell the Europeans that the Soviets had saved their lives. The United States would be blamed for starting the war and an international committee for the neutrality of the United States would be formed. Pressure would be produced from the left and from Europe and elsewhere for the United States to give up.” Information provided by Czechoslovak Major General Jan Sejna as told to Cimbala, Stephen J. and Douglass, Joseph D. in Ending a Nuclear War: Are the Superpowers Prepared?
“Soviet control of the US-Mexican border will allow them to flood the United States with agents of terror and accelerate drug distribution…to force the United States to militarize its Mexican border using troops withdrawn from Europe…Western Europe will then be rapidly Finlandized.” Vladimir Bukovsky, Human Events April 9, 1988
Former Polish Ambassador Zdzislaw Rurarz had a conversation with a Soviet official before he defected in 1981 about the usage of Mexico in a war against the United States. Rurarz recalled: “The official said the Germans had been premature in their efforts to manipulate the Mexicans to cause trouble for the U.S. in World War I. But with Mexico’s big population increase, he thought the time would soon be ripe to try that ploy again. The Germans promised to help Mexico recover Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The Soviet official said they might ‘add even a part of California.’ They already have a name for the area—Azatlan.” AIM Report August B 1983
“You are all going to be Communists within fifty years. Just remember that every society must be ready for Communism—even America.” Komsomol League spokesman named Farkhod speaking to a Soviet-American educational exchange group in the United States, March 4, 1989
“(As for the United States), for a relatively long time it will be absolutely necessary that we quietly nurse our sense of vengeance…We must conceal our abilities and bide our time.” Lieutenant General Mi Zhenyu, 1996
According to GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev, the Russian Generals “were still committed to fighting and winning a future nuclear war against America. ‘The nuclear war plan is still on,’ he was told. But there would be changes. No longer would Russian troops be responsible for a follow-up invasion of the lower 48 states (U.S. mainland). Russian forces would be responsible for occupying ‘Alaska and parts of Canada.’ The Chinese would occupy the lower 48 states. In addition, certain Third World countries would be given ‘looting rights.’” J.R. Nyquist, as told to him by GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev
“Seen from the changes in the world situation and the United States’ hegemonic strategy for creating monopolarity, war is inevitable. We cannot avoid it. The issue is that the Chinese armed forces must control the initiative in this war…We must be prepared to fight for one year, two years, three years or even longer.” General Chi Haotian, the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, December 1999
“If the U.S. forces lose thousands of men under our powerful strikes, the anti-war sentiment within their country will force the U.S. government to take the same path as they did in Vietnam… So far we have built up the capability for the second and third nuclear strikes and are fairly confident in fighting a nuclear war. The PCC (Communist Party Central Committee) has decided to pass through formal channels this message to the top leaders in the US.” Watching Closely for Changes in Relationships with Taiwan and Enhancing Awareness of Military Leadership of Current Situation, People’s Liberation Army Office of the Central Military Command, August 1999
“Soviet General staff designed special plan for the future war against America and American friends and allies worldwide. According to this plan, Soviet special operation forces commanders need to come to this country and other NATO countries in few days, maybe hours, before real war would be in place, like students, tourists, visitors, businessmen, by regular airlines, and before real war would be in place, they need to pick up weapons systems which are already located in this country, including technical nuclear devices. This is–official name is technical portable atomic demolition devices, containers with chemical and biological weapons, conventional weapons system, communication devices, actual money, credit cards, documentation, which are already storage in this country, and in few hours or minutes before regular nuclear missile strike will hit American soil, this special operation forces commanders will pick up this weapons system, move this weapons system to their area of operational use, and we will destroy economical and military political infrastructure of this country; first of all, targets which could not be destroyed by regular missile nuclear strike. And in fulfillment of these duties they have to destroy power stations, communications system of this country, physically eliminate American leaders who are involved in military chain of command. It means President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, chairman of the leading committees of the U.S. Congress, joint chief of staff members and other people, and especially not to provide them possibility to escape from the ground in time when real war would be in place. After this, regular missile nuclear strike and ground operation, ground invasion in European countries against NATO and final stage amphibious operation and invasion to the United States.” Testimony by GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev to the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, January 24, 2000
“Very well in advance, maybe few months, maybe few weeks, of course, few hours before real war would be in place against this country, Russian Special Operations Forces need to come here and pick up (the nuclear ‘suitcase’) weapon system…They will come here as tourists, businessmen…According to their tasking, in few hours they need to physically destroy, eliminate American military chains of command, President, supreme commander-in-chef, Vice President, Speaker of the House, military commanders, especially to cut (the) head from American military chain of command. They need to destroy communications system in this country and grow panic and chaos in this country before real war would be in place. They need to destroy power stations and highly protected facilities which could not be destroyed by regular nuclear missile strike.” GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev
“Our goal was to be ready and in position to eliminate Russia’s greatest enemy-the United States of America…We knew who ‘the enemy’ was. Propaganda worked on my mind year after year to abhor the United States. In the military, soldiers seldom uttered the word ‘America’ almost fearful that if they were able to let it roll off their tongues the sound of it might somehow debase them. Thus the faceless term ‘the enemy’ stuck. Soviet Russia spent trillions of rubles to procure the most advanced defense system using biological and nuclear weapons for one purpose: to destroy the United States of America-and become the only superpower in the world…We were taught not to ask questions but to work to protect our nation against the evils of capitalism. Revenge was our goal. We bought into the lies that life on the other side of the Iron Curtain had to be destroyed at all costs even if it meant risking our lives to do so.” Soviet officer and nuclear warfare expert Igor Shafhid
“…we will not hesitate to fight a Third World War, so as to lead the people to go out and to ensure the Party’s leadership position. In any event, we, the CCP, will never step down from the stage of history! We’d rather have the whole world, or even the entire globe, share life and death with us than step down from the stage of history!!!…Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization. Therefore, solving the ‘issue of America’ is the key to solving all other issues…this makes it possible for us to have many people migrate there and even establish another China under the same leadership of the CCP…We the descendents of the Chinese nation are entitled to the possession of the land! It is said that the residents of the yellow race have a very low social status in United States. We need to liberate them. Second, after solving the ‘issue of America,’ the Western countries in Europe would bow to us, not to mention to Taiwan, Japan and other small countries.” General Chi Haotian, secret speech 2015
“From a humanitarian perspective, we should issue a warning to the American people and persuade them to leave America and leave the land they have lived in to the Chinese people. Or at least they should leave half of the United States to be China’s colony, because America was first discovered by the Chinese. But would this work? If this strategy does not work, then there is only one choice left to us. That is, use decisive means to ‘clean up’ America, and reserve America for our use in a moment. Our historical experience has proven that as long as we make it happen, nobody in the world can do anything about us. Furthermore, if the United States as the leader is gone, then other enemies have to surrender to us…If our biological weapons succeed in the surprise attack (on the United States), the Chinese people will be able to keep their losses at a minimum in the fight against the United States. If, however, the attack fails and triggers a nuclear retaliation from the United States, China would perhaps suffer a catastrophe in which more than half of its population would perish. That is why we need to be ready with air defense systems for our big and medium-sized cities…It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world. We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths. But if history confronts us with a choice between deaths of Chinese and those of Americans, we’d have to pick the latter, as, for us, it is more important to safeguard the lives of the Chinese people and the life of our Party. That is because, after all, we are Chinese and members of the CCP.” General Chi Haotian, secret speech 2015
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