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2019-09-18 -Short Attention Span Theater-
How a war between Russia and the US would kill 34MILLION in hours: Horrific simulation shows countries obliterated by carpet of atomic bombs
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Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-18 02:51|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 Saw this presentation in 2017. Back then it was 50 million. Reduces critical war strategy to a match between two really glitchy AIs. Funny that a near-brexit UK should feature this grim wishful think scare on their part, given the current scenario. I think the UK overly criticizes the rest of the world possessing nukes.

Alexander Glaser of Princeton University (the principal researcher here) is a fine academic and scientist. He's contributed to the science of detection of nuclear stockpiles and techniques for de-weaponization of weapons-grade. Co-authored a few papers with Indian nuclear scientists. One of the anti-nuke do-gooders.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-18 03:58||   2019-09-18 03:58|| Front Page Top

#2 ....Hmmmph. When I was with SAC in the early 80s, we were ready to take out three times that many in just fifteen to thirty minutes.

Slacker kids these days.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-09-18 04:29||   2019-09-18 04:29|| Front Page Top

#3 Curious -

New York

Indianapolis, Indiana

Washington, DC

San Diego, California

Austin, Texas

Austin? Really? To take out the music folks?
Posted by Bobby 2019-09-18 08:23||   2019-09-18 08:23|| Front Page Top

#4 Seat of government - one of three outside NY/DC - in the southwest.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-18 08:33||   2019-09-18 08:33|| Front Page Top

#5 Yes, Austin TX, the San Fran of the Rio Grande (country). Would appear to be an overall gain for Texas.

Note well, most of them take out big chucks of blue votes.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-18 08:51||   2019-09-18 08:51|| Front Page Top

#6 Mr.President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops! Uh, depending on the breaks.

Gen. "Buck" Turgidson, Dr. Strangelove, 1964
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-18 09:25||   2019-09-18 09:25|| Front Page Top

#7 Plus all the following deaths that would come in multiple waves due to lack of food then medicine, healthcare, looting, gangs, etc..
Posted by gorb 2019-09-18 09:36||   2019-09-18 09:36|| Front Page Top

#8 ^And termination of smart-phone service
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-18 09:37||   2019-09-18 09:37|| Front Page Top

#9 Second Wave, Tier Five, IIRC, for Oklahoma City. State capitol, nexus of railroad/insterstate highway bridges, AND Tinker AFB -- the home of OCAMA where B-52s were repaired. So 1-3 ground burst to take out any hardened structures in Tinker AFB (the others to knock down bridges)...

At 20 miles from the center of Tinker AFB I knew as a kid and teenager that a 20-megaton airburst thermonuclear "sunrise" was a strong possibility. Not a fun period, no. And the millennials worry about Global Warming ... Heh!
Posted by magpie 2019-09-18 10:52||   2019-09-18 10:52|| Front Page Top

#10 The 1980's called. They want their headline back.
Posted by Iblis 2019-09-18 10:53||   2019-09-18 10:53|| Front Page Top

#11 What about a simulation of a Saudi-Pak nuke attack on Iran, with India joining the party against Pak?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2019-09-18 11:00||   2019-09-18 11:00|| Front Page Top

#12 I've been sweating this out since I was four years old but Ancient Alien theorist claim the UFOs will disable all the missiles so it ain't gonna happen.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-09-18 11:49||   2019-09-18 11:49|| Front Page Top

#13 Pak missiles are probably more likely to blow up the Paks than anybody else.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-09-18 11:52||   2019-09-18 11:52|| Front Page Top

#14 Living close to a NATO facility is the best location if WW3 breaks out. At least the most merciful one.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-09-18 14:45||   2019-09-18 14:45|| Front Page Top

#15 I remember my first visit to the Pentagon and the ground zero hotdog stand with the bullseye on the
Posted by NoMoreBS 2019-09-18 20:40||   2019-09-18 20:40|| Front Page Top

#16 ...roof in the center .
Posted by NoMoreBS 2019-09-18 20:41||   2019-09-18 20:41|| Front Page Top

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