Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

If China or Russia attacks USA through a nuclear weapon how could USA counter it?

Update:

For example, a pilot on a war plane tries to enter US airspace, if anti aircraft weapons are used what would happen

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The response by The United States to a nuclear attack on The United States is too horrible to even talk about.

    If any nation even attempted to attack The United States with even one nuclear weapon, the response from The United States would be massive and overwhelming.

    For all practical outposes the aggressor nation that attacked The United States with a nuclear weapon would cease to exist.

    Source(s): My experience and information that I received when I served in The Carter Administration.
  • 1 decade ago

    "If China or Russia attacks USA through a nuclear weapon how could USA counter it?"

    A missile defense system. That way we can defend ourselves, and not have to send a nuke back in return.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Another Nuke but that would just continue the retaliation until there are no nukes left and people. Declare a ground war would be better. Because the whole might of the world would fall on China or Russia if they decided to Nuke anything.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Didn't you know that we've been working on "Star Wars" defenses since Reagan, and "NORAD" since Eisenhour?

    Are you a bit, shall we say, behind the times?

    (In your scenario, we would be monitoring the plane from the time it took off from it's own airfield, and we would know it's flight plan and any deviations by all of the nations it has to fly over to get to us. Most of the world now uses FAA communication standards.)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    By turning China and Russia into a parking lot.

  • T-Bone
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    To answer your question;

    According to the President Elect Barack Obama, you sit down and talk with them as to why they hate America and to ask them not to use a nuclear weapon on us again.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Deterrence of nuclear retaliation. We have nukes on subs that can send them back to the stone age.

  • 1 decade ago

    Psst.. We do have an Air Force. We also have surface to air missiles to shoot down planes spread all over this country.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well im sure if Obama has not got rid of our missiles by then,We would try to shoot them out of the sky.You realize we have anti inter ballistic missiles our self's.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mutually assured destruction.

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