Many things changed when the Soviet Union fell apart in the early 1990s, but at the time it felt like the most important one was that fears of nuclear war receded.
For 40 years we’d all lived with the threat of annihilation, and suddenly that threat was gone. Well, now it’s back.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin’s thinly-veiled threats to go nuclear if the West opposed it too openly, has refocused everyone’s minds on what would happen in a nuclear war.
Preppers are less likely to have forgotten the nuclear danger than most people, but even we are probably taking an urgent look at our plans for surviving a nuclear attack.
Obviously, the first and most important step in living through this nightmare scenario is not being under a weapon when it explodes. Unfortunately, unless you’re a senior officer in Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces you won’t have access to their targeting plans, so how can you know if you live near a target?
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Any nation that launches a nuclear strike on the USA knows it’s going to take a beating in return, so its priority will be to destroy the USA’s ability to keep fighting.
That way, the enemy will have a chance to recover while America is too busy patching itself back together to keep hitting them. Knowing that, we can work out what the likely targets will be.
The first priority will be to destroy the USA’s ability to keep launching nuclear attacks.
For example, Minuteman missile silos and control centers will be attacked, to destroy any missiles that weren’t launched in the first salvo.
That gives us our first list of targets:
- Francis E Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota
- Malmstron AFB, Great Falls, Montana
The missile silos at these bases are dispersed over large areas – and, like the control bunkers, they’re hardened targets designed to survive a close nuclear blast.
To ensure the silos are destroyed these bases will be saturated with multiple ground bursts, creating a large downwind fallout hazard. The USA also has long-range bombers that can carry nuclear weapons.
Their bases will be attacked in an attempt to either destroy the bombers on the ground or take out the runways and support facilities they need to launch follow-on attacks.
There are five Strategic Command bomber bases, which will all be targeted:
- Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana
- Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota
- Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas
- Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota
- Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, Missouri
Each of these bases will most likely be hit with multiple warheads, a mix of airbursts to destroy buildings and ground bursts to take out command centers and weapon storage bunkers. There will be a significant downwind fallout hazard.
The final part of the US nuclear arsenal is the Trident submarine force. These operate out of two naval bases, one on each coast; those bases will definitely be attacked, to destroy any submarines that aren’t out on patrol and the infrastructure needed to load missiles into any that survive.
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The bases will be hit with multiple weapons, a mix of air and ground bursts to destroy the base, and water bursts to sink any submarines that ran for deep water when the attack warning came in.
There will be a major fallout hazard downwind of these locations:
- Naval Submarine Base King’s Bay, St Marys, Georgia
- Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, Washington
Both bases contain stockpiles of Trident D-5 missiles and nuclear warheads, making them high priority targets.
If you don’t live near any of these locations, don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet.
There are only three Minuteman missile fields in the US, but nuclear-capable bombers and Trident submarines aren’t tied as firmly to their home bases.
If international tension is rising, bombers can be dispersed from their home bases to any base or airport with a long enough runway, scattered in ones and twos across the country.
A 2,000-foot runway is long enough for a B-1B Lancer to operate from. B-2 Spirit stealth bombers can fly from a 6,500-foot one.
The enemy’s priority will be the smaller number of 12,000-foot-plus runways that can accommodate a B-52H, but any large airbase or airport is a potential target. To save weapons these will mostly be targeted with one or two airbursts.
Naval bases will also be targeted; they can service, and possibly reload, Trident submarines that have fired their missiles and returned to the USA. Any port deep enough for aircraft carriers is likely to be hit; US carriers carry nuclear-capable strike aircraft, and the enemy will want to reduce our ability to keep them in operation.
Command And Control
The USA won’t be able to fight a war effectively if its chains of command are disrupted, so civilian and military command centers will be targeted. This is bad news if you’re in or around Washington, DC.
Here are the main command centers that will be hit:
- Presidential Emergency Operations Center, White House, Washington, DC
- The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
- Andrews Air Force Base, Morningside, Maryland
- HQ North American Air Defense, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- United States Central Command, McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida
- United States Southern Command, Doral, Florida
- United States Space Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Andrews AFB is where the president will be evacuated from in an emergency, Marine One will fly him from the White House to Andrews, where he will board Air Force One.
An attacker would hit Andrews in the hope of killing the president and other senior members of the administration.
The other locations will be hit with ground bursts – in the case of the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, multiple high-yield ground bursts – creating a significant fallout hazard downwind.
Recovering from a nuclear attack will be hard. It would be even harder if the power was out over huge swathes of the country, so expect our power generation capacity to be heavily targeted.
Of course, not every power station will be hit – there are too many of them. An attacker will use their warheads where they’ll have the most impact.
That makes nuclear power stations the most likely targets. There are 93 of them in the USA and they’ll probably all have at least one weapon aimed at them. The weapons would probably be relatively clean airbursts, but there’s still a risk of fallout from the reactors themselves.
Some other large power stations could also be hit. For example the Hoover Dam can generate more electricity than most nuclear power stations, and also provides the water supply for a large part of the southwest: Its destruction would seriously affect the USA’s recovery.
Like power, transport infrastructure will be vital to recovering from a nuclear attack – so the attacker will destroy as much of it as possible.
Most major airports will be hit anyway, because they have runways that can launch strategic bombers, but that leaves plenty other targets.
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Major freeway interchanges are likely to be hit. They will probably get a ground burst weapon, causing a large crater and disrupting the ground for an even larger area; this will seriously slow down repairs. The same goes for major railway stations and line junctions.
Other chokepoints will likely be hit, too. The attacker will want to cause as much delay and disruption, with as few weapons, as possible.
Bridges and tunnels that save long detours will be obvious targets. The San Francisco Bay bridge, the Verrazano Narrows bridge in New York, the Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan, the George Washington Bridge linking New York and New Jersey – those are the sort of targets an attacker will want to bring down.
Again, they’re likely to be hit with ground bursts. An air burst will drop bridge spans; a ground burst will destroy the whole structure, including the foundations, and replace it with a radioactive crater that it’s almost impossible to build a new bridge over.
It will also throw up a huge plume of radioactive steam and fallout, contaminating the surroundings and downwind area.
When most people think of nuclear targets, they think of cities. That’s not really the case. Many cities will be hit, but not because they’re cities – the real targets will be docks, bridges, command centers or power stations. The city itself is collateral damage.
With the information in this article you can identify likely nuclear targets in your area, work out what they’re likely to be hit with and plan on how to get clear of them if international tension rises.
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From one map to another. There’s really no place to go.
Just sit back and watch it go to shit…
Seems that we can’t or “Won’t” do anything anyway.
It’s “THERE” new normal. “YOU” ready to submit, to there new normal hope NOT
run run where can I go. lol
I doubt the US would stand by and do nothing. Don’t know, maybe with our sleepy “Bozo the Clown” and his “squad” might.
Even the total bombing of the US would create so much fallout in the atmosphere that all the countries on earth would be effected. If the US retaliated in kind… the game is over and all will die.
It’s in God’s hands… now is the time to trust, believe and follow Jesus Christ. Then you can quit worrying about it. We are all only here for a short time anyway.
Amen. We are in the end of the end times. Our time is limited. Jesus is The Way !
God promised HE would not kill us off by flood again. Looks like the next cleansing will be by fire. Surviving a nuclear winter will be a daunting trial. If you do service the initial attack, th err n you have to deal with radiation poisoning, and all the mutations that will follow with any reestablishment.
Amen Sir. This slow motion train wreck is not stopping before it makes contact with hundreds of millions I’m afraid. That’s just starvation numbers and unfortunately a low estimate I think.
The prophecies of the old and new testaments close in this era unless providence – in the form of shortening of time – intervene.
Please see the “Antipas Papers”.
If one of you would spare the time to get these scriptural writings compiled by S.R Shearer at
The times of great sorrow are nearly upon us. We are charged to prepare.
Do not let arguments over dogma make your faith lukewarm.
Russia has a dead man switch on their arsenal, in part that’s why Reagan sought to end the Cold War. The system ensures mutual destruction. It’s important to grasp that the underlying BS here is not that Russa has been defending the eastern part of Ukraine which has declared its independence from Ukraine (as required by and followed in accordance with the UN Charter) since 2014 (no it did not start this year) and seeks to eliminate the Nazi threat in that region (this is not neo-Nazi but the Nazi’s who left Germany following WWII) and protect the nearly 97% Russian population living in that region. And probably not even the fact that Russia Central Bank is not fully owned by Rothschild’s (50% of the bank is owned by Russia). But that this continued distraction is to cover up that Hillary Clinton is being prosecuted on two fronts and this action has a detrimental impact on the Demoncratic Party on the whole: Clinton and the Demoncratic Party have already been fined for the false narrative of the Trump Russian collusion by the Federal Election Commission. Clinton and others are being sued for 74 million by Donald J Trump. In Federal Court John Durham has started his cases and first up is Michael Sussman and from the trial we have learned that H, Clinton is the one who personally approved the false narrative and was the one actually colluding with Russia. Timing is everything: The moment Durham started magically Buydone was pushing the claim that Russia was going to invade Ukraine.
We live in distraction times.
Time to start building those DEEP bunkers but, before the end Christ will return to stop total annihilation so the world can start over for another 1000 years before the final war between good and evil begins.
Knowing what will be hit is knowledge, BUT I would hope the US keeps something secret. Why would you advertise were everything is. That is handing a game plane to the enemy. We can’t be that stupid! Then again look at what the present administration has done. Yes we are stupid. So we better have made peace with our maker and told your loves ones how much you love them and we will meet in heaven. That is if you believe in an afterlife.
Some old pictures being used as examples in the article. If the east coast is hit the air dust will head east to Europe. All we can hope for is our big cities to really get wiped out. Can’t be any worse than the trouble we experience in them now.
These CRIMINAL GOVERNMENTS are working too closely together for any type of Nuclear war. Besides, there Are Other forces working behind the scenes to prevent such destruction. Do not focus on these types of situations as Everything starts in the mind/spiritual realm B4 coming to the Physical. I am sure that there are weapons to rid the planet of humans while leaving buildings/animals intact. Nuclear “bombs” cannot be deployed without these HUMANOIDS/TARES destroying themselves, if they have any. Despite what we have been told, nuclear weapons have Never been used by these entities. Only the impression that they have. PEACE&LUV
Of course the government ‘can’t/won’t’ do anything, most of them are democrats and don’t know How to do anything other than sit on their big butts.
All men die, not all men truly live.
Live today in a manner that pleases God and leaves your descendants proud.
Prepare for what you can, pray about those you cannot. Do not live in fear.
Very well said!
Yes. Have faith in Almighty God the Father and Jesus the Son BUT, but DO NOT LIVE IN FEAR. Do what you must to try and survive but, DO NOT LIVE IN FEAR. The Creator doesn’t want you to just throw your hands up and surrender to evil. HE wants you to survive any situation and FIGHT EVIL. If that evil name is Putin or any other… YOU FIGHT. I’m 70 but, I WILL NOT roll over and play/be dead without a fight. Preppers ARE NOT quitters. Am I right?!! NOW, I’ll drink that beer. I’m done for the day.
I am following my original post with this note. I sounded really gung-ho in the post but, I’m really a laid-back man. My WHOLE point was to say how sad it was to read many posts that said they have just given up. I do know that almighty God doesn’t want you to just quit. That’s like allowing someone to kill you. Knowingly kill you. That’s a sin. That’s why you fight. NOW, I’m done for the day.
We die suddenly… or a slow painful death, no matter where we live. Not much need for a root celler after all.
Get a root cellar anyway too many reasons for it food shortage, natural emp, power outage’s.But as far as nukes go your probably right.Have faith in God ultimately he is in charge but he gives us the ability to be preppared.Death should be rejoiced not feared!
dz: You’re not kidding, it has been on-going, but maybe not as you mean it. Think moles. Along with the cover of families and so on, armed men have been videoed walking into the US. Hw many men are trained as soldiers? Why are there no terrorist attacks on US soil? They did the same to Syria and Lebanon, and now Europe. They’re trying to with Israel.
This invasion is predicted to be millions all at once. Both coasts at the same time. Every city wrecked and millions dead. Chicoms ‘own’ terrorism in the world and elitist communists always work behind a shield of other peoples. niio
I’m not concerned over a nuke. Most nukes are set to burn and then die fast. Be worried more about the mass invasion of warm bodies armed to the teeth. niio
the invasion has been happening for years across our southern border and has intentionally been exponentially increased by the current administration.
You might find the book, Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Cresson Kearny and interesting read. According to him, and he cites research in his book to back this up, even a full scale nuclear war between superpowers will not come close to destroying the world. Of course it is better if we never test the thesis, but the hand of God moves in mysterious ways.
I guess I’ll go fishing that day.
–On the Beach.
@Chip. That’s funny. You may as well. That was a pretty good movie. Even for 1959.
I’m guessing a high altitude detonation to create an EMP type situation. Cut off the power and sit back, watch “civilization” take over. In 90 days the conquerors will be welcomed with open arms to save the survivors. and collect the real estate.
PB: Nope. All scenarios point to an armed civilian population wiping out invaders. Why do you think the libs want us to give up the guns? niio
Makes me wonder, will they take our ammo too? I think not, so start stocking up on extra parts to make our own pew pew devices.
Mike: They can’t take what they cannot find. I still can’t believe the idiot nazis outlawed ghost guns. Alle shiesse, as my stepmother would say. “They sieg heil with the best of them.” God, that woman hated the dnc as America’s nazi party. Watch what they do and compare it with what the nazis did. See what comes next as they walk down memory lane with how hitler worked things out to wipe out Germany’s resistance. niio
I work across the interstate from Barksdale AFB, i live as the crow flies probably 3 miles away. No chance of survival, i’m not worried. It will be so quick if it happens we will never know what happened.
You forgot the master jet base at Oceania Air station, The Naval Base Norfolk Va
There are 17 military bases in the Norfolk area. We’re toast. Closest to me, and high on the target, the Navy’s east coast communication hub in south Chesapeake.
EMP is the least of our problems. If you did survive a nuke attack, do you really think it would be worthwhile? Look at what happened in WWII to Japan, what nuke bombings did.
We will have totally widespread homeless camps and sanitation issues. And currently this is what we see in today’s Demoncrat run Blue State cities.
Sure the elites may survive a little longer in their bunkers. Eventually they may not survive psychologically in the aftermath of evil destruction. No one wants war, except the full on psychos living among us.
It’s the first strike ability that scares the adversaries that Trump had. He carried a big stick, but used temperament, which China & Russia don’t have. Let’s go Brandon and the greenies will BOHICA, give America lock stock & barrel up.
We have traitors in our State & Federal govt. institutions that are working with our enemies. We are really safe in the eyes of GOD & true Americans that will defend us. Not the traitors.
We must go ahead despite political science majors, to build the Southern Border Wall and the Keystone Pipeline. Forget about the liberals, they are selling our country out.
China has purchased American Farmland, politicians too.
The true leaders are people who have served as business leaders, law enforcement and military backgrounds. But, a but, we need to vette them as we have seen politicians change their stripes once elected to official office to the dark side.
We have seen what America last represents in our current political atmosphere.
Plus don’t create anymore anti-gun laws. There are too many laws not enforced for political reasons. Liberals hold commissioned studies, talk too much, no honest action. We go down in flames from their rhetoric.
We can blame some voters for their low information knowledge on the ballets issues. They vote for straight party, then to look at the ballot issues from both parties.
So a nuke strike is not high on the list or an EMP strike.
We can’t agree on many things. Except for the daily fear we are bombarded with from the lame stream news media.
We can agree to disagree and hopefully find solutions than hate to each other.
Remember, obama had 8 years to fire over 200 of our top Colonels and a few Generals. He left traitors in many high-level jobs, also. He appointed 5 or 6 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to high level jobs. 3 of them in Department of Homeland Security! General Milley proved he is a traitor by going behind Trumps back and dealing with pelosi about the “Football,” and Trump’s access to the codes. If every NRA member, and yes we are divided also, got together we would equal over 300 divisions of armed troops. The US only fielded 91 divisions during all of WWII! How many do they have now that would follow treasonous orders?
I spent some time in the ’50s in grade school practicing “duck and cover drills”; firmly convinced that the wooden school desk would protect me. I am not so sure about that now. In any event, it’s been a relatively few worry free intervening years.
Was that ’50s knowledge our govt. gave, as their version to calm the public in case of?
With the testing in the Southwest and Pacific, Duck & Cover was nonsense for survival. The classified documents am sure told a different story of Survivability. The military personnel exposed to those tests probably got a brush off to their VA medical problems. Like the Govt. did with Agent Orange, until there were a handful of Vietnam Vets left for compensation.
Yes Bob, it was a program of the US Civil Defense Agency. Bert the Turtle was the star. Not the first recorded fear mongering program and certainly not the last. Scarred me for years. I’m better now!
Brother came home from VietNam and I was young but he was also. He suffered 2 years with prostate cancer from agent orange.
Strange to see people voting down when I cannot for the life of me see why they are even here if tthey cannot stand others opinions. Trolls I guess.
Probably not the best information to provide in such a concise manner to those who may wish to do US harm. The larger enemies probably already have this info but the individual roaming radicals now have a roadmap. The author appears to live in the UK – wonder if he made a map and provided a list of the hot spots to hit in that region?
Yeah, the adversaries know our hard & soft targets for attack. It’s the domestic easy to manipulate citizens that may not have these maps yet.
The domestic wannabee terrorist and open Southern Border terrorist getaways could. With our open society news, information on social media. May potentially plan attacks that could be successful with our current leadership in DC.
Focus on things you know. Obviously you left out Norfolk VA Naval & Langley.
I was a kid during the 50’s. I didn’t think one moment that the threat was over with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The threat only increased because MAD was no longer applicable and the 20,000+ nukes were still there (there was still China and the threat of nuclear terrorism ; ie Pakistan is a Muslim country) Now the club includes KIm. At least during the “cold” war there was the unstated agreement not to be the first to use nukes. That ship has sailed. Once the first nuke is used, then within the hour all the 20,000 will be used. As Quint sang in JAWS “Farewell & adieu to you Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we’ve received orders to sail back to Boston, AND NEVER MORE WILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN.”
When we look at the map and see the discussion in articles like this, we often get a feeling of utter hopelessness. For those who survive the initial blast, that feeling is unfounded with a bit of preparation. If you are within the blast area there is little chance you will survive without extensive shielding. But for those outside the blast, the maps with red dots covering entire states are deceiving. There is plenty of area between them where people can survive blast radiation and the actual blast coverage is minimal. Today, 10 miles from Chernobyl, life goes on as normal. People are living today at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
After the first volley, there is unlikely to be another, as the first targets will be the military installations that do the targeting—the singular exceptions being subs. Afterwards…
There are two main concerns for those outside the blast area: fallout and contamination. The fallout, carried by wind, that settles over a defined area contains gamma radiation with a half life of 14 days or less. Gamma waves are short and require skin contact or ingestion to damage cells. Therefore, if you find yourself in the fallout area, it is a simple matter of sealing off your dwelling with tape and plastic sheeting and weathering in place for two weeks—at the end of which the fallout dust will no longer be harmfully radioactive.
The next big concern in the longer term is contamination. Other forms of radioactive material produced by nuclear blasts, some with a half life of thousands of years must be avoided until decontamination ensues. That means we have to be vigilant about consumption, water, for example, as well as plants and animals. Books have been written on this, so, for those who survive the blast, all is not lost, especially for imaginative preppers and clever survivalists.
There will always be tragedy. There should always be hope.
In addition to the Kearny book mentioned above, you can still find these field manuals floating around:
Effects of Nuclear Weapons, The. Samuel Gladstone, et al, Eds. The United States Atomic Energy Commission: Los Alamos, NM, 1962.
Fallout Prediction. FM 3-22. Headquarters: Department of the Army, October 1973.
Radioactive Fallout From Nuclear Weapons Testing
I see 2 different maps on west central Florida.. One showing potential blast near the bend and the other near Disney. I want the entrance facing away from blast.
The wind is generally northeasterly.
With that said, the first 12 hours is my crucial time?? I have read much. I ordered the book, and getting it is useless. But I would like to get some info on air supply for my requirements. So many discrepancies.
Anything would be appreciated..
2,000 ft runway for a B-1 bomber? You know these weigh close to a half million pounds, right? You got some bad info somewhere
Why would you display this information for an enemy to potentially find? You literally gave them names, locations.. post a sign in their front yard with an arrow now. Geez.
@MrsWilliamsToYou I’m sure by this time the “enemy” already has all this information just as we have theirs.
mrs: a million and one useful idiots make certain our enemies know it all. Liberals hate the US and support anyone who hates us. What do you think lib journalists were doing when they publish troop movements? niio
Really? You really don’t think they don’t have that information and more already? Sheesh. Sometimes we need to stop living in fear and start using common sense.
Lad and Cooper
Sorry, that was to Mrs. Williams not you Red
Lad & Cooper
I’ve read some pretty convincing articles on the survivability of humans after a nuclear blast. Outside of ground zero duck and cover is actually a pretty good way to survive the shock wave and flying debris.
Like seeing the Air Force Base being represented by an F86. The B1 is also an antique, almost completely out of service. They removed their nuclear capability 20 years ago and wore them out as ground attack aircraft in the Mid East. I’ve seen them practicing tactics on the range, few things as awesome as a B1 working with F16 wild weasels in a low level attack.
Russia and the U.S. each has around 5000 deployable nuclear warheads. MAD still exists, one missile sub can launch 240 extremely accurate warheads, we keep about 4 cruising, the Rooskies have ’em too. One sub can totally destroy any country on earth, pretty cool.
Big scare now is both sides planning how to use tactical nukes during conventional combat. Most experts say it only ends in a full nuclear exchange. Military leaders are usually the stupidest people in any nation, scares me to hear them talking about ‘little nukes’.
Wrapping your house in plastic won’t protect you from fallout. It’s called radiation because it is radiating, little subnuclear particles that shoot through your roof and walls like they aren’t there. It takes four feet of packed earth to protect you from the 1st 2 weeks of fallout.
With all the nuke war talk from the DC crowd and the Russian dictator being egged on. Is China waiting to find out who the victor is?
Is China playing Russia against the USA, to fight the winner to be the last man standing?
If China wants to be the world dominatrix, will they take out the lessor despots. Like countries of N. Korea, Iran and so on?
Which of the remaining surviving countries will just fight or cave to the will of China?
The current USA military DC leadership is obsessed with CRT, gender studies. Are the general military branches still practicing battle lethal death? Not including the spec-ops units.
Will the let’s go Brandon leader totally empty out our strategic oil supplies. Even the Air Force won’t be able to fly when needed. Windmills, solar panels and electric vehicles won’t be enough to win.
We can agree on some parts of this article and disagree on other parts. Unless we have actual current true information or been employed in those areas to really know. We are armchair next day quarterbacks, guessing from data presented.
The WWII Japanese who did survive had many medical issues. Some had a slow painful living death. Sure the next generations took hold. The initial fallout survivors then were toast. Their initial period is what we will also experience too.
With today’s society many are unprepared for the end results. Will the survivors be able to hold on to their supplies. How many “Zombies” will be knocking at our doors. Threatening to take the supplies? Do you have enough defenses to hold off several attempts?
Books are written on this subject as with survival topics. How can we be sure the information is accurate?
We have people recopy other book information into their books that may have misinterpreted data. Do the experts have the actual experiences or fantasy dreams?
All this is our discernment of what is best for us. We can learn all the information we want. It comes down to what we do at that moment it happens. That will be our truth to surviving that period of time.
Will we have enough supplies to be safe? When the supplies are slim, will the outside supplies be safe to use?
How many people actually have the tools and use the equipment. What happens if the equipment fails, are there ways to tell if the stuff is safe?
Chernobyl still has restricted areas, recent documentaries show animals have comeback. But their quality of life is not normal, there’s still is contamination residuals. Plant life came back, how long until the ground is safe to farm crops?
Manufacturing will take years to get the supply chain going. Heck look at the current supply chain issues currently happening. And the recent baby formula shortage debacle.
Will the survivors have true community spirit to help others?
Can we really help others at the expense of our own safety?
We look at and philosophize all this.
We can’t control our current situations of high gas prices, high taxes, food shortages. Pretty much all a deliberate design of our current leadership.
Will it be any different when the actual event happens. Then what we are experiencing now?
Well said.. I am behind the curve. But we should do as much as we can. Financials is tough, but most can be done in time? I am hoping to get most of this done soon. God Bless
This article could right on the money as far as targets go. But to me I do not think it will be all out nuclear war. What I think is if a nuclear war happens, it will be a limited nuclear war with a following conventional war. The targets in that case will be the main 5 military targets and Washingto DC where our government is located. They will want to take out as many officials as they can to cause chaos. Then they would use conventional weapons for main attack.
There is many reasons I believe this. The main one is who ever the attacker is knows we will counter with the same amount or more warheads and that their distruction is a certainty in a full exchange. Then why would they use full exchange when there would be nothing left and could not be used for 100’s of years even if certain parts of the world suvived.
If they accidentally hit pelosi’s liquor cabinet, the entire east coast is gone.
Or her shoe closet on the West Coast.
Map shows ground zero for the most likely attacks with the most potent weapons. TOTALLY worthless article! Show 1st strike and fallout. 2nd strike and fallout ETC! I grew up in the nuclear age. Most readers never did nuke attacks and fallout alerts in grade school. Make a damn map that shows the younger folks 1 – 2- 3! And potential fallout! This article is worthless without that intell!
First off the targets would depend on who is attacking. The size of the warhead determines the size of the area effected and the radious of the blast. Then the wind determines how far and what direction the fallout is taken. As for second attacks it would be useless for them to attack the same areas so that would not play a part other than giving the data on that spread. Most countries have less big nuclear weapons then they have smaller warheads. So any map they can give could only give the target and not the area effected. I was raised during this time and had the alerts. But back then is different from now. You see back then there was only selective few sizes of warheads now there is so many different sizes that you would never have enough intel to make the kind of map you want.
People don’t look at the first strike in one area also goes further with wind patterns.
If the enemy strikes, why not the West Coast first, let the nuke material spread by wind patterns. The Rockies might stop some. But the enemies know where to strike to work with wind patterns, it’s no secret to this information.
Now on the other hand as mentioned by others, it could be surgical strikes. This would keep the prize of certain farmlands spared for future use.
This is the last phase if all else fails. First the enemy would use the open Southern Border in conjunction with the drug cartels. To use chemical agent attacks like Fentanyl, to eliminate large portions of the population. Drug users are the Achilles’ heel for the point of attack.
Then we have virus attacks like COVID and future more dangerous varieties.
There are several ways to attack before using the EMP or nuke strikes methods.
What is the most likely areas to invade to kill us? Open Southern Border as in “Red Dawn”, the shipping ports, containers full of personnel, devices or weapons of mass destruction.
Months ago a news report mentioned the Chinese, had container ship modules with missiles. Or someone as such had that capability to do so.
I would love to see a map like this for Canada.
That would be interesting.
Even if they did, surviving the winters there would be deadly. Many of the large population centers are close to the USA border. Believe they don’t have a Second Amendment there, so owning a gun may be hard to get there.
I don’t think Russia or China is going to destroy the ground of the USA. EMPs will probably be their go to. Just kill the population and leave the land (and the surrounding areas) for their use
Yes that is an option, more likely taken by our adversaries. Fentanyl is the likely vehicle, it’s cheap to make. Supplied by China, made in Mexico by drug cartels.
The enemies can enjoy the beaches and drink Margaritas to no end.
Oh wasn’t there a device called a ‘Neutron Bomb’ mentioned years ago. It killed people but left the ground normal to use along with vacated buildings. Believe it was during the ‘Star Wars’ program the USA worked on.
I watch the authentic, well known pyschics, not the 1-800 ones on tv commercials …. lol …. and they have said that the et’s and (yes there is other life besides us), will step in and won’t allow that (nuclear war) to happen. They are not suppose to interfere, otherwise of what we are doing on earth but they will stop a nuclear war.
For me I’m not interested in trying to live through a global thermonuclear war. If WW III breaks out I’m gonna grab a cooler full of beer, a lawn chair, and some nice shades. Then I’m gonna drive to the closest ground zero area I can get to and crack a cold one while I await getting broken down into my component atoms.
I don’t want to live most of my life like a mole only to emerge and live a Mad Max lifestyle in a nuclear wasteland. I’m old and porky so I’d look horrible in leather chaps and a mohawk.
Like the attitude, beer, burger and fries too?
We can only go by the historical facts we have access to, crappy way to live.
So beer, shades and a lawn chair sounds great:)
You have a good point Bob and this administration is promoting it. Giving free drug needles and crack pipes. What a shame. November will come. I hope we can survive that long.
We still have 2 more years with the plagiarism president in charge. GOD forbid Chuckles or Pill-loser gets in charge.
We are living in a Matrix simulation with these people in charge. Red pill or Blue pill?
Did anyone see ‘2000 Mules’ yet?
And…what would their map look like? They’re not going to hit us without getting hit themselves.
Maybe, we have Bite Me & Chuckles administration in charge. They are clownish enough to start a WWIII with Put-me. They screwed the pooch on the Afghan Withdrawal. Gave billions in weapons to terrorist, left Americans & loyal Afghans behind the wire. Contractors left behind trained security dogs to the as*hole dog hatters, poor dogs got tortured. The DC idiots in charge are globalist. The military was said to have taken their trained dogs with.
The dogs left behind were given second class status because the non-vetted Afghans who did not help the military got a free ride to welfare instead. So maybe we won’t.
Luckily, I am safe. I live in a nuclear free zone, so the missile will be required by law to divert course. Same goes for the fallout.
Didn’t you hear? Taking our guns will solve every problem. If we don’t have and, all the evil in the world will just vanish! Satan help us all!
Meanwhile, here in the real world, the minions of the state have disgraced all Texans with their cowardly refusal to put their lives at risk storming a deranged teenage gunman. How many children bled out in the hour they waited for somebody else to act? I am not a brave man, I never served in the military, never wanted to be a cop,but by God if I would have turned chicken and refused to risk my sorry ass to save 10 year old girls. What kind of men are these? How will they live with themselves? How can they?
The video just broke of cops standing around pushing parents back who wanted to rush in to save their kids. WTF happened?
City cops, county sheriffs, Texas DPS, not one man willing to break ranks and risk his life to save a 10 year old. Customs and Border Protection has military grade equipment, larger caliber weapons and better body armor, the cowards called them in and waited an hour for them to arrive and kill the sub-human low life scum bucket. The first hour after a serious wound is called the Golden Hour, within that hour almost anybody can be saved. After 1 hour? 21 dead.
Most only cause more confusion by just being there acting like A-holes.
Hard to watch them cops act like they do.
Adrenaline infused mothers were very emotional and letting them in the school during an active shooting, would have had more victims, dead.
Blame will come and punishment will happen. The news media gets the active facts always wrong. They should be generic reports, a shooting has happened. Then shut the hell up. Let the facts come out, instead of second guessing an active situation.
All these smartphone videos don’t show all the facts and the standing around by personnel. The smartphone videos date timeline can be fudged.
Besides cops pushing back the parents probably saved lives, then have emotional parents running into shear death. It’s a shame kids, teachers had to bleed out for an hour.
Ask one of your friends or family member whose been in combat. It’s not what happens in Hollyweed movies of exaggerated fantasy. The danger is real.
Pitiful. GET THE SHOOTER. NOT THE PARENTS.
Even if you were retired from the military or law enforcement, would you really just jump in to save or first checkout the situation?
Do you have a minimum of body armor for safety.
So far the school district has a handful of officers to cover several schools in the area.
And why was the door unlocked for the intruder, the locked behind so the police could not walk in? Where are the tools to break in the door?
We can’t just put total blame on cops.
There are a lot of questions to be asked. Not every department has excellent training.
And we can also thank the defund the police crowd too!
The active duty civil employees have that choice as they are paid to do the job. We as civilians can also do that too with proper training. But even with a CCW weapon and the police don’t recognize you on the spot. You may get shot in the chaos. ‘Fog of War.’
If I did not react or jumped in, as fast as I did, I would have not been able to save a young boy from drowning, one day at a river.
If I did not react as fast as I did, or jumped in, when a boy was being sweated down river. His mom was hallering for him. That’s what caught my attention.
So yes I sertenly would have run in that school and did as best as I could to stop the threat. With armor or with out. If I died because of my actions and saved just one of those kids or teachers. Damm right I would have jumped in, but I would have been ready to meet that, scum bag Threat…
Too many pussy’s in the world today. If anyone comes after my children or grandchildren….well I won’t finish that thought but there will be little evidence left to analyze.
To RED ANT, you are conflating to different scenarios of an active shooting situation and a boy drowning in a river.
Reacting to save children in a shooting is a little more hazardous, then saving a kid drowning in a river. It depends on the intensity of the situations at that period.
That said, thank you for saving the drowning boy.
Also jumping into save people in an active shooting area is hero like. It also depends on your age. People in their 20’s have a mindset of being invincible. 30’s and older may have a different outlook towards reacting to the active shooter scenario. And react differently to someone in a drowning situation.
We can agree to disagree and not hate each other in topic discussions.
Be interested in what other commenters have to say.
Bob, where was the hate?
active shooter surly can not be considered the same, as saving a drowning person.
Its not about what situation is at hand. It’s about jumping in and doing something.
some will and some won’t. just how it is.
I agree or maybe I disagree Hum…
A mom did just that and got her sons out only to be arrested!!! Any human to stand by and allow children to shot while listening to the screams is a low life and has no love for anyone but themselves!
You can think the way you do but if I had been there I would have ran inside -at least attempted it instead of them standing INSIDE with their shields and AR;s not doing a thing! We cannot rely on police to save us so we must do it ourselves.
First this military exercise we are in WWIIII, IT Has a World Alliance trying to clean deep state from this planet. The WhiteHats are an elite military world wide. Secondly We are not alone in this Universe. The Galactic Federation would never allow Gaia to be destroyed along with Humanity. We are the last planet to be liberated from evil draconian , deep luciferian crap shit. The Benevolent ET been disarming nukes for centuries. X22report… We are almost at the end of this chess match….good vs dark evil. Look on wikileeeks for lots of dark shit done to humans. The light, love, Mother God has won. We need the timelines to catch up.
“Project looking Glass.” All truths reviled …even the male religion god one. The deepstate-left is using HARRP, DEW MKULTRA to take as many souls as possible with them as they leave, get arrested, die at gitmo, crash planes, shoot up shopping centers. There are 400 planned left events this summer to kill humanity paid by Soros and Corrupted powers. Nukes are not an option. That is off the table. There are still missiles in parked semis around that are ‘Evergreen’. Look around, eyes open , no fear….and buckle up..the summer is on fire!
Instead of the white hats going to all out war. Wouldn’t it be easier to just kill the bad actors first?
Question, how many centuries have we had nukes on earth. Didn’t we invent the nukes back in the 1940’s, of the 20th century?
Soros is a disrupter, he spent millions to introduce the legalize the weed campaign in the USA. We got a lot of dopey thinking people in politics as a result.
Of course no one went in, that wouldn’t be very globalist-like. Gotta let that death toll rise. Certain departments are told to just stand by and do nothing, to prove some kind of sick point. The situation was already known, I wouldn’t take an army to stop it! Anyone who didn’t go in is trash, complete waste of life, bottom line. I hope guilt haunts you, forever.
We have seen that happen in the Summer of love in Demoncrat cities. Antifa & BLM civilian paramilitary groups burning down our hometowns for what? NYC told their police force to stand down as the defund the police happened. While Antifa & BLM protest in the street innocent citizens got hurt and killed. Portland & Seattle are still crime ridden.
There is a thin blue line that helps more than hurt us in daily duty. What would happen if all the police quite and gun control was very restricted. You defend yourself with a gun, you go to jail. The criminal goes free to do more fun.
We get the govt. we voted for as seen in DC. Why do people vote for the same politician or the party-line expecting different results that never happens?
Mike S until a person is faced with a situation they do not know what they will do. It is easy to say that you would do this or that but when it comes down to it even veteran warriors know they do not know what they would do until that very instant the decision is made.
I will not down Law enforcement because they have to follow orders from their command and if they are ordered to stand down they have to stand down otherwise chaos happens. Just like the military you have to follow orders like them or not.
So saying the Police allowed children to die because they were scared to go in is not the truth. They were probably just following orders and those odrers were probably from some standard operating procedure written by some politician you voted in. The police do not make the procedures they have to follow the politicians do.
The situations may look the same but not always go according to plan.
We get these bleeding hearts bitching an complaining about things. We must do something to do something. For God’s Sake, a lot of it is lip service.
We must do or pass laws for this to never let it happen again. Really?
The same thing does happen again. Usually the attention wanes. That leads to apathy, liberals tend to water things down. Then that thing happens again. Then the cycle begins again.
Can’t people make real concrete solutions that last anymore?
It’s like a group of guys dare each other to do bungee jumping. Some will and some won’t jump. It’s all talk until that split second of decision to do it.
They psych each other out. But at that time, that split second, those newbies may jump or not jump. Some outside observers may call them chicken for that particular activity. Does that mean they will react to every like situation from now on, NO.
It’s easy to be an outsider, to judge the scenario when not under the same stress pressures. What would you really do in the same stressful situation?
Maybe you hard charge in, chicken out or find an alternative solution. You won’t know until it happens.
Circle back to TX school situation if true. Why was that particular door unlocked at that time? Do we know know the true facts or just heresy?
There are still unanswered questions pending of the Vegas concert shootout.
Where are these parents of these active shooters, what did they know?
Columbine school shootings still has unanswered questions swept under the carpet by the fading years.
What type of parents were they and what supervision did they have?
Should kids in school have access to smartphones distracting from learning skills?
Do video games effect certain emotions in young adults?
Many gaming companies are owned by the Chinese govt. today. Tik Tok is owned by the Chinese military, are people being manipulated?
Do your own research and decide what is true.
I find it hard to believe that with all the “if you want my guns, come and take ‘em” spewed every time the 2A is threatened in the least, no one was around to put their money where their mouth is and DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SITUATION! For shit sake, it’s Texas, not puss ass Maryland!! 13 million gun owners…or 1.3. Either way, people had their chance to back their claims to keep arms “for protection”, and dropped the ball. Those who swore to protect and serve included. Yep, a big fucking ball-DROPPED. Period. And looked what happened…AGAIN. Let’s all stand around and let people die…KIDS die! Lives get saved every day, often at the risk of someone else’s life, why was this instance any different??? This country needs action…it needs heros.
No one knew what to do on Aug. 1st, 1966. Whitman had the high ground, excellent cover, and outgunned everyone in the state. Officer Martinez was sent to direct traffic, but he and another officer, McCoy, decided to act. They crossed a quarter mile of open ground exposed to the sniper to the Tower entrance. There were several civilians at the observation deck level, one of them armed. As they went out onto the observation deck the armed civilian with them freaked and fired into the air. Whitman, alerted, was on the opposite side of the building, they had to round 2 corners to get to him, Martinez saw him 1st, fired all 6 rounds of his service revolver, missed with all 6. Whitman turned to kill Martinez when McCoy blew the top of the bastard’s head off with his shotgun. McCoy put another load of 00 into Whitman’s chest as he went down, put a third load into the rabid dog’s side and arm after he was down. M and M had no SWAT training or equipment, no body armor’, all they had were the balls to hazard their lives to save their fellow townspeople. Everybody is a hero these days, but where have all the MEN gone?
The “men” are all drinking double mocha lattes, shaving their nether regions and waving white flags. There are a few left, trained, armed and focused…but not enough to counter all the whackos.
It’s a shame our men have become feminized in America.
Don’t know if we could fight a 2 war situation in the next 5 years.
Most are couch potatoes texting their gender boyfriends anymore. Monkey Pox?
When did the Marxist mindset infect our male population?
The women seem to be more male than female in society, pronouns not included.
That separates them from us. That’s why those guys will be caught shaving their legs and doing their nails. While will be alive and kicking. Screw that. Sometimes I wonder if America has too many idiotic legal rights. lol Maybe that’s wrong to think but, I’m betting Almighty God does NOT approve of their behavior. Sorry if I offended some, but I don’t think He does.
No matter if you are a professional or CCW, just because you shoot all the rounds on a paper target. Does not mean all of them land on target when you are under stress.
Shooting situations some innocents may get accidentally wounded by stray bullets.
Hollyweed movies make shooting on target look easy. Talk is cheap now a day in life.
Have a friend take you to the range to check out your shooting skills. Skill are perishable.
Some of us have years of “shoot/don’t shoot ” training.
I appreciated your comment. No one with a sound mind wants to kill but, you have to help not only yourself but others to survive whatever the calamity you’re all in. Kill or be killed. It’s a pretty simple concept.
Good question about where are they. They may be sitting here reading our comments. Those of us who know and those who are learning to get over their own fear. We’re all here for a reason. For myself, teach me more about the different topics talked about. You’re never too old to learn something new. I appreciate this site and I give all my thanks to everyone I can learn from.
“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein.
Just don’t live in fear.
I’m not going to worry over a nuke strike. We have a lot of mountains between us and Tucson, and mountains and mile from here to Phoenix. Politicians, even libs, urge Arizona to go solar. So far as I’ve seen, an EMP will not harm solar. WHAT I do worry over is that the chicoms are arming terrorist nations. They can ship masses here without problems. Tests have been made to see how many can survive in those cans carried by freighters. China will be knocked down by her neighbors if only as an act of revenge for centuries of invasions and mass slaughter. But, with the chicoms trying to fulfill hitler’s dream of a democracy-free world, expect them to have already set things up. niio
This article is ridiculous. The first couple paragraphs make sense but it goes on and on and on. If the Russians have the opportunity to fire half the bombs this guy is talking about, the world is gonna be one big glowing lump anyway. Going on in this fashion you could continue with “theybwill want to eliminate our opportunity for training people to help rebuild so if you live near a school, they will be bombing those”. They won’t want medical personnel to be able to help the sick so they will bomb the hospitals. Pets might help to comfort people so pet stores and veterinarians will be bombed. Give me a break. Yes, nuclear weapon sites, sure, major military, and maybe major population centers. Past that, it doesn’t matter.
Mark, don’t forget that utilities and infrastructure are prime targets also such as large dams, fuel refineries and storage complexes, and so on.
Years ago in N. Cali, undetermined poke at a transformer installation, was mentioned on the news. That report soon vanished quickly, nothing ever said after that blurb.
America does not manufacturer large transformers anymore. We have to depend on foreign manufactures.
It’s been that way for quite a while now. Most of the large transformers are custom made and may take 2-4 years after the order before delivery can be made. This is all by design, in my opinion.
A question on the TX, Why did the chief decide to quit cooperating, is there still a cover up?
He did not take a radio to communicate. The dust has settled from the shooting an no real complete answers.
Now we have several other shootings going on. A coincidence, think not. Bite Me and the gang are hellbent on erasing the 2nd Amendment at all costs.
These people are globalist, not America first. just America last, sold out to China.
It’s a shame at the expense of innocent souls killed to forward a sick agenda.
Along side the terrorist cells avoiding capture on the Open Southern Border. Now the administration wants to fire about 4K Border agents for no VAX. Good grief!
bob: who is lying? the new media or the chief? This man, Tatum, makes a pretty good explanation. niio
Excellent video by Tatum. Worth watching.
red, I watched the Tatum video, and found a lot of questionable discussion and continued excuses. And this is how to post a video link:
Uvalde Chief Speaks OUT
we have LE come to our DoD training facilities to learn PROPER breaching techniques. If any of our students took 40 minutes to gain access to a school classroom – they FAIL.
No one ever drops their comm’s gear, period, that is very suspicious.
Was there a window to this classroom? A window is an extremely easy access and viewpoint, even from distance with proper optics. DoD would have performed a fast RECON, even using a “periscope” type optics to evaluate the room from various angles to get real time visual info and use the Comm’s gear they DID NOT drop or leave behind and provide info to the oversight shooters to take out the target as quickly as feasible, which would not be 40-60 minutes later after arrival.
If the doors are too tough, what about through the adjoining restroom? what about breaching the walls? through the ceiling?
and contrary to Tatum’s video, you CAN train in advance for these types of situations.
No apologies will be given by me for pointing out the failure of LE to handle this correctly.
Oathbreakers, all of them. When you’re paid to protect and serve and don’t even respond, you fail to do you’re job. Doing nothing, not even trying, is a crime and grounds for dismissal, if not imprisonment. Their chief should get canned as well, is THIS how you’re training your staff? People are cancer, time to start looking for a cure.
dz: You make typos, too, but out of respect for you, we ignore them.
Tatum also has a follow-up. One of the cops had a son in the classroom. He also explained why the radio was left outside. Who do we believe, the cops or woke news service? niio
red, who is lying, the media or the chief? It appears to be both.
If you want to know the truth, ask the CBP how they took swift and decisive action and exterminated the perp, and THAT is what prevented other students from being killed. All other excuses from all other sources are just BS.
dz: It falls somewhere between what you think I said and what you say. If you think I’m a big fan of the police, you only lie to yourself. I was in Penna when every cop in the county was under federal investigation for kids for cash. when Mom was 12, she was raped and the police (1930s) were going to arrest her parents for demanding justice. After the rapist was taken care of, the police tried to beat a confession out of Pappy and my great-uncles. I have scares on my body from crossing cops. But, I also advocate the truth. I demand it or we become like what we hate, the nazis. Keep the peace.
We’ll soon know what every man for himself feels like.
I am a 74 year old female and have just read every single comment. So many valid points ! All said and done, YES, we have become a nation seemingly VOID of HEROS . YET, PRAISE THE LORD, SOME HEROES REMAIN !!! They are in our Military, our Law Enforcement,, our Schools, our Communities and Families. They are brothers,, sisters,, mothers and fathers who will fight to the death to save someone. Thank Yehova God for them ALL, for we will NEED our heros MORE and MORE, as the EVILS of the LEFT take over !!! November is our ONLY CHANCE TO SET THINGS RIGHT AGAIN. TIL THEN, we must PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES by PREPARING,
FOOD,, SAFETY,, MENTALLY AND especially SPIRITUALLY . Yes, in the END, it will seem as if ALL is for naught, because China, Russia and Iran WANT TO DESTROY US. !!! The DEMONS that exist in the Democratic party are the ALLIES seemingly of our ENEMIES !!! When did we as citizens of a GOD FEARING NATION, ever think we would ever have to face such an enemy WITHIN ? PRAY, PREP AND PERSIST, stand FIRMLY ON THE “ROCK” OF OUR SALVATION, JESUS BLOOD WAS SHED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE . YES, IT’S COMING, our only HOPE is to REPENT. Get “theTrumpet.com ” magazine for up to date “cutting edge” articles about everything POLITICAL , WORLD NEWS and how EVERYTHING EVIL thing that is happening RIGHT NOW IS PROPHETIC, all EXPECTED, as we are nearing HIS RETURN. LOOK UP, FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NYE !!!!!!! MAY YEHOVAH GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE TILL THEN.
In my opinion it will not be a full scale nuclear war. There will be several vital targets hit in the US, just enough to weaken the country considerably and cause chaos. China is buying so much farm property here, so it will not be destroyed or rendered useless because of radioactivity. Chinese troops will come in to “help” after a lot of people have died from exposure to radiation, exposure to the elements, starvation, lack of medication, etc. you get the general picture. As everyone can see this admin has deep ties to China, first time the Chinese New Year has been celebrated in the WH, plus numerous other obvious ties. Whoever is in charge after the dust clears, pun intended, will have to objections to Chinese “help”. The truly sad and tragic thing here is that all of the men who died fighting to form the country in the past, and keep the US free, have died in vain.
Don’t you mean: “Demoncrats”?!