The various “smart” people associated with the Xiden clusterfuck scare me. Their babbling about a limited nuclear war is stupidity at the highest level.
The damage done to this country in any kind of nuclear exchange will take centuries to repair, if it can be done at all.
I won’t be here to see it. To my North, 55 miles, is the Frances E Warren AFB that controls the numerous Minuteman III missile silos scattered across Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado. To my South, 141 miles, is Cheyenne Mountain, the underground NORAD installation now called the Space Force Station. Any adversary will have these places as priority one targets.
The Warren command centers and missile silos will be targeted by smaller MIRV missiles while Cheyenne Mountain will be hit by the biggest bomb the Russians have. They tested one, called the Tsar, which can yield between 50-100 MT depending on Uranium enhancements to increase radioactivity.
The USA is large and the people resilient. The damage the (P)regressives do to the economy and freedoms can be overcome. Not easily, and not without horrid costs and sacrifices, but it is doable. Rebuilding a radioactive cinder isn’t feasible.
As always, YMMV