US Nuclear Arsenal ‘Aging and Nearing the End of Its Useful Service Life’

Who needs nuclear disarmament in the U.S. when the American system will age itself out of existence?

The cost of upgrading is skyrocketing and the building of new ones is highly unlikely under the Obama administration as human lives, the physical security and existence of the United States evidently aren’t worth the effort.

America suiciding itself in every which way is perfect for the enemies.

 

 

ASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States has invested billions to upgrade its nuclear program because its current stockpile has aged considerably and is losing operational effectiveness, a nuclear watchdog group told Sputnik.

“The biggest cost driver is that the current US nuclear arsenal is aging and nearing the end of its useful service life,” Arms Control Association Director of Disarmament and Threat Reduction Kingston Reif told Sputnik on Monday. Continue reading

Could the U.S. Face a Cruise Missile Threat from the Gulf of Mexico?

As asked here a few times in the past, it’s unknown which should be more alarming: The fact that the Russians have been meddling in our backyard for so long, or the fact that the unintelligent communities are so slow to pick up on this.

Now a third element to this question can be added: When’s the last time anyone has heard that the US Military might be able cobble together enough stuff so that maybe something will work‘? That’s how far downhill it has gone.

Most people don’t even know that the Russians have reopened ties with Nicaragu a long time ago (See alsoHERE) and have been discussing reopening a Soviet era strategic airbase, one large enough to house nuclear bombers.

The United States is puzzling over how to block cruise missiles that theoretically could be launched from the Gulf of Mexico, even after throwing some of its most advanced technologies at the problem.

Russia and Iran have been cited as possible threats that might, at some point, lurk in the waters just off U.S. shores.

A 2013 military exercise pitted systems such as Patriot interceptors, Aegis warships and combat aircraft against potential cruise-missile or short-range ballistic missiles fired from the Gulf. But the drill highlighted a particular vulnerability to cruise missiles lobbed from that region, U.S. Northern Command head Gen. Charles Jacoby indicated in congressional testimony last week. Continue reading