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John asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 month ago

Could Russia successfully invade Alaska - and then use it to attack the other states if the war continued ?

Or would such a military build up in be impossible to hide 


" You forget all the missiles and nuclear weapons the US and Russia have. It isn't the 19th century any more."

-- Both sides would be extremely reluctant to go nuclear, i.e mutual assured destruction 

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  • 1 month ago
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    If you're thinking in terms of an invasion across the Bering Sea into western Alaska, just keep in mind that there's also a path (mostly by air) across the Arctic and into Canada. In either case, the extreme conditions in such northern latitudes require equipment and preparations that would be difficult to hide so at best the Russians could only hope for tactical surprise in some areas. Defending northern Canada probably isn't going to be much easier than attacking it, but the Americans and Canadians could probably mobilize there faster than the Russians could attack. A more likely scenario for conflict in the Arctic circle are bomber raids along with submarine warfare to make it harder for the US to project power into the Arctic. That doesn't require an invasion, but it'd still be pretty costly to the Russians.

  • 1 month ago

    Why would he Biden and the democrats will destroy the USA from within.

  • 1 month ago

    Well maybe if Trump had been re-elected, he could have ordered the military to stand down, like he told the Proud Boys and White Supremacist's earlier?

  • 1 month ago

    russia doesn't have any troops within thousands of miles of alaska, they don't even have roads or rail lines going to that area

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes they COULD, but highly unlikely to, as it was Russia who gave/sold Alaska to the USA in the first place.

  • 1 month ago

    As thongs stand now Russia would not be able to successfully invade and hold Alaska.

    They do not have enough sea lift capacity to land enough troops and keep them supplied especially since the US Navy would be in the way and any attempted landings would be hit with wave after wave of fighters and bombers from the US Air Force.

    Russia only has one aircraft carrier and it is currently out of commission to the point that they may need to replace it instead of fixing it.

    They also do not have enough air fields close enough to Alaska to support an invasion.

  • 1 month ago

    That area is very closely watched.  That would be a lousy base to operate from during an invasion.  And China is probably our worst threat unless Iran goes nuclear. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    to your suprise they have an artic force , the original USSR plan was to ride all the way through canada into the US, stupid as it sounds 

  • Rick
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    1 month ago

    nope, our 'early warning system' would see them coming .............besides, it's 70 degrees BELOW ZERO in Siberia, they'd all FREEZE !!!

  • ?
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    1 month ago

    Nothing like that is, was or will be happening.  You forget all the missiles and nuclear weapons the US and Russia have. It isn't the 19th century any more.

    If the Russians tried to invade, (as stupid and shortsighted as that would be) It would absolutely get to the point where limited (ha ha ha ) Nuclear War could happen.

    Probably the first thing would be the destruction of US spy and GPS satellites a disaster ending our modern communication and GPS abilities.  Also putting so much junk into the orbits so necessary for near Earth exploitation and satellite traffic.

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