Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan all have USSR Silo Nukes how many Tacticals?
How much of the Bear do they still Own?
Bertls I usually save all of your answers for later when the Headache stops.
Subsequent to its independence, Kazakhstan found itself owner of one of the world's largest nuclear arsenals. The weapons of greatest concern were the 1,400 nuclear warheads on SS-18 ICBMs that remained in Kazakhstan when the Soviet Union disbanded. Kazakhstan also had 40 Tu-95M long range bombers equipped with 320 cruise missiles. Although two other new states -- Ukraine and Belarus -- also possessed "stranded" nuclear weapons, the Kazakh weapons attracted particular international suspicion, and unsubstantiated rumors reported the sale of warheads to Iran. Subsequent negotiations demonstrated convincingly, however, that operational control of these weapons always had remained with Russian strategic rocket forces.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Actually, before Sept 11, 2001, all you used to hear about (in between "breaking news" about Ruby Ridge and/or Waco, TX) were so-called "suitcase" bombs, sort of like what was proposed in the inferior movie, "The Peacemaker".
When the former Soviet Union broke up into its splinter countries, this was mostly conquered countries trying to regain their sovereignity. Scattered throughout all these bordering countries were not only numerous stationary silos containing MIRV nuclear warheads (almost all, if not all, of these were de-commissioned as a result of the SALT I and SALT II treaties years before: Some were even being used to store grain (just like REAL silos) when the end of the Soviet Union occurred), but there were and are literally thousands of TACTICAL (meaning they can be moved anywhere, not suitcase sized, the largest missiles took railway cars to move, drastically limiting their effective range and access to areas in which to hide successfully). No treaty provisions have been able to successfully track down "dozens" (a conservative estimate, it could be hundreds) of smaller, "sub-tactical", small yield "dirty" bombs, not meant to cause massive destriction of buildings and infrastructure, their aim is to irradiate an area (or areas) with especially hazardous materials, such as cobalt, making such areas completely uninhabitable for years.
Thats the background. No one knows how many of these smaller packages were accoutably destroyed, records are completely unreliable in this area. While Mr Putin is enjoying approval numbers our President can only dream of enjoying, he is focusing Russia's natural xenophobia to the US when he should be concerned with one of Russia's former Republics deciding they still live a little too close to the Soviet (mislabelled on purpose) Bear for comfort.
Sorry to be so long winded (Dont get a headache) but the answer is, he owns a LOT less of the "Bear" than he thinkls he does, and these provocative speeches of his make his people feel as though they have some power and influence in World Affairs, but they do nothing to make the world a safer place or convince anyone Putin is anything more than a tinpot leader of a bankrupt former Super Power.Source(s): And quit asking Russian questions you KNOW I'll have to try to answer. :P
- jdmLv 61 decade ago
Are you sure that any of those countries still have the weaponry to fill those silos?
Most of the weapons from the USSR have been disassembled and shipped to the US for us to use in our reactors for power. There's no way anyone in the former USSR has the money to buy more either.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They don't have Nukes.