After reading my post on Nuclear launch protocol and timing, you may be wondering why the United States built these,
and why we built 550, 450, and 50 of these,
as well as why we had 1,000 of these spread across the country for several decades:
Why did the U.S. build all that stuff?
If you are really looking for an answer, you could start looking for the explanation by reading this fictional account of life in the Soviet Union (actually it is a disguised story of the author’s life in that repressive world),
or this factual book of life there,
or this story of “Holodomor”, or ‘hunger extermination”, which was Stalin’s successful effort to intentionally starve 3,900,000 Ukranians to death,
- Wall Street Journal – 10-7-17 –Rule by Starvation / About 3.9 million people, or 13% of Ukraine’s population, died as Stalin pursued collectivization Anna Reid reviews ‘Red Famine’ by Anne Applebaum.
Yes, intentionally killing about four million people was the deliberate policy of the Soviet Union. Four million dead. Intentionally.
The book review explains the three stage effort to starve the Ukrainians, with other efforts also managing to intentionally starve 1.5 million Kazakhs, and another 2.5 million elsewhere in the Soviet Union.
So there is very good reason the U.S. developed a powerful nuclear defense. If you don’t know why, perhaps with some research you may discover the reason.
If you really want to know, the answer is easy to find.