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Old 10-30-2019, 04:16 PM
SamuelA is offline
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
I'm sure it's vulnerable - but Russia has done it for many years with its road-mobile ICBMs. How did they address the issues?
They didn't. It's a numbers game. Russia knows that in a nuclear war where the USA strikes first, some of their road mobile ICBMs wouldn't make it. The obvious thing to do would be to bomb their depots with stealth bombers.

Some must be out on alert in semirandom spots along the roads under camo netting.

But some would and they would be aimed right at NYC/DC/Dallas/LA etc. High value targets. Any effort to evacuate those cities in advance of a nuclear war would put the Russian nuclear forces on alert.

In a sense it is a hostage situation. I don't think it has long term stability, even though it has been peaceful for many years.

Last edited by SamuelA; 10-30-2019 at 04:17 PM.