U.S. May Launch Preemptive Nuclear “First Strike” Against Russia: Chief of Staff

US may launch pre-emptive strike at Russia – Russia’s ex chief of staff
The United States still hasn’t let go of the pre-emptive nuclear strike doctrine against Russia and China, Russia’s former chief of staff Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky said at today’s expert panel in Moscow.

He warned that NATO and US strategies involved preventive attacks, including nuclear strikes at Russia and China, especially since China has been recently getting out of hand.

Gen. Baluyevsky stressed that the NATO missile shield was to protect the United States against possible retaliatory strikes.

“They expect that their opponents will respond with up to 100 missiles, not with 1,500 or 2,000, they are dreaming of being able to intercept the whole bulk of a hundred missiles and make themselves invulnerable after their first strike,” he added.

Washington pours around ten billion dollars a year into building up its global anti-missile defenses. “Some $9-11 billion a year is spent on developing the anti-missile shield,” Yuri Baluyevsky noted.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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