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US Locations Vladimir Putin Would Likely Target in a Nuclear War

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There is relative peace in the world, but it exists on a delicate balance that may crumble soon as Russia is threatening a nuclear war. 

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the West is risking nuclear war if it sends troops to Ukraine. In his State of the Union address, he claimed that NATO and the US were gearing up to “strike Russian territory.”

He said: “They must realize that we also have weapons that can hit targets on their territory. All this really threatens a conflict with the use of nuclear weapons and the destruction of civilization. Don’t they get that?”

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It is not the first time Putin has threatened nuclear war, but the world is taking him more seriously as time passes. According to Putin, he’s got a new RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, also known as the Satan-II, and it is fully operational.

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The missile measures 116 feet in length, weighs 220 tonnes, and reportedly has a range of 6,200 to 11,180 miles. As tensions continue to escalate, here are some locations in the US that Russia would likely target in a nuclear war.

The Pentagon

This is the headquarters for the US Department of Defense located in Arlington, Virginia.

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Naval Station Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia, houses the US and the world’s largest Navy base. 

Comfort Suites Kings Bay Naval Base Area

Comfort Suites Kings Bay Naval Base Area is another likely target. It is the home of the United States Navy and is located in Camden County, Georgia.

Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base is in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. It houses the US’ 2nd Bomb Wing.

Whiteman Air Force Base

Whiteman Air Force Base is near Knob Noster, Missouri. Here, you’ll find the US B-2 Spirit bomber, a big strategic bomber plane.

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United States Strategic Command

United States Strategic Command is another likely target. It’s responsible for things like the US nuclear deterrence and cyber defense.

VLF Array Lualualei

VLF Array Lualualei is a facility in Lualualei, Hawaii. It distributes military orders to submarines underwater.

Kirtland Air Force Base

The Air Force Materiel Command’s Nuclear Weapons Center is located at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

21st Force Support Squadron

21st Force Support Squadron is part of the US Space Force. It is at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

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Warren Air Force Base

Warren Air Force Base is in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It’s one of three strategic-missile bases.

Minot Air Force Base

Minot Air Force Base is in Minot, North Dakota. It is where the US’ 5th Bomb Wing is located. The force is used to maintain and operate B-52H bombers.

Hill Air Force Base

The Air Force Materiel Command is based at Hill Air Force Base in Davis County, Utah. 

Malmstrom Air Force Base

Malmstrom Air Force Base is in Cascade County, Montana. It houses the 341st Missile Wing, an intercontinental missile unit.

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Naval Radio Station Jim Creek

Naval Radio Station Jim Creek mainly deals with one-way communications to submarines. It’s based near Oso, Washington.

The Kremlin has only ever made vague threats of nuclear war, but we know Russia has a list of potential targets in the US.

Host Dmitry Kiselyov listed some of these targets in 2019, adding two bases that have been closed: Fort Ritchie, a military training center in Maryland, closed in 1998, and McClellan, a US Air Force base in California, closed in 2001.

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has warned Putin to desist from a nuclear war because it “can never be won.” He said: “Russia must know that a nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.”

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