- Mar 8, 2013
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They will not automatically fire, chain of command (starting with the president) their are safe guards put in place, one man cannot fire the nuclear weapons. Depending on the yield of the warhead they can take out a city. In this modern age most warheads are in the KT range air burst instead of the MT range such as in the 50s, 60, 70s and early 80s that was ground burst. Our Subs carry around 350kt whereas as our land base ICBMs are around 750kt and very accurate, during the cold war the warheads 5 to 30MT range with some higher and not so accurate. Cyber war is to disrupt command and control and cause chaos, a HEMP is designed to do the same thing, both can be used universally for the same goal but timing is different, cyber war takes time to achieve the goal and HEMP is immediate.This is a lot to absorb. So these Boomers are out there with multiple nuclear weapons they will automatically fire? What can they take out? Knowing and understanding a little about our ability to strike back makes me feel better. Still don’t understand why the Chinese have HEMPs linked with Cyber War...