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This Russian nuke ‘hit list’ includes bases that have been closed for years
A Russian state television program laid out the precise U.S. military sites it would target in the event of a nuclear attack and bragged about the speed in which it could hit them.
And that speed might have made a real difference 20 years ago when some of those bases were still open.
That information was released by Dmitry Kiselyov — the host of Russia’s main nightly news show, “Vesti Nedeli” — according to a Reuters report.
Kiselyov used a map of the United States to point out the targets Russia would go after if a nuclear war should break out. Some of them were obvious, like the Pentagon or the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland.
He also mentioned two defunct military facilities: Fort Ritchie, a Maryland training center that closed in 1998, and McClellan, a California Air Force base that hasn’t been in use since 2001. Jim Creek, a Navy communications base in Washington state, was also listed as a potential target.
After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.
FEBRUARY 25, 2019 / 6:40 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.
The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland.
The report, unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV, was broadcast on Sunday evening, days after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was militarily ready for a “Cuban Missile”-style crisis if the United States wanted one.
In the Sunday evening broadcast, Dmitry Kiselyov, presenter of Russia’s main weekly TV news show ‘Vesti Nedeli’, showed a map of the United States and identified several targets he said Moscow would want to hit in the event of a nuclear war.
The targets, which Kiselyov described as U.S. presidential or military command centers, also included Fort Ritchie, a military training center in Maryland closed in 1998, McClellan, a U.S. Air Force base in California closed in 2001, and Jim Creek, a naval communications base in Washington state.
Kiselyov, who is close to the Kremlin, said the “Tsirkon” (‘Zircon’) hypersonic missile that Russia is developing could hit the targets in less than five minutes if launched from Russian submarines.
Hypersonic flight is generally taken to mean traveling through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound.
The map info starts at 3:00
BREAKING! Russian TV Reveals American Locations Kremlin Would Target With Hypersonic Zircon
McClellan Air Force Base
38° 40′ 4″ N, 121° 24′ 2″ W
Jim Creek Naval Radio Station
48° 12′ 13.32″ N, 121° 55′ 0.12″ W
Is Jim Creek in Moscow’s crosshairs?
SEATTLE — A Russian state television broadcaster asserts that one of his country’s top targets for attack in the event of nuclear war would be a 4,700-acre site east of Arlington that encompasses a key transmission center for the Pacific submarine fleet and a forested recreational area for military personnel.
Naval Radio Station Jim Creek is a forested expanse of land near Arlington that hosts a major communications hub for the Pacific submarine fleet that a Russian broadcaster asserts would be among the top U.S. targets in event of nuclear war.
In a Sunday evening broadcast, Dmitry Kiselyov featured a map of the United States that listed Jim Creek along with the Pentagon and the presidential retreat at Camp David as initial strike targets Russian would want to hit, according to a report from Reuters.
Kiselyov is a high-profile journalist tapped by the Russian government to head a weekly news show called “Vesti Nedeli.” But Kiselyov’s credentials as a Kremlin insider appear to be diminished by his inclusion on the map aired Sunday of Fort Ritchie, a military training center in Maryland that closed in 1998, and McClellan Air Force Base in California, which was shuttered in 2001.