MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Russia is working out a new type of military operations involving its nuclear potential to fend off potential US attacks, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Military Thought journal said in an article published on Thursday.
The United States is losing its leading positions in the world and thus its military-political course towards Russia is becoming increasingly aggressive, the article’s authors say. As the article points out, this situation is related to the fact that Russia is perceived as "the main culprit of the loss of the American global dominance."
As the authors of the article say, Russia’s ‘defeat’ is planned through a "strategic (global) multi-sphere operation." The United States sees the final goal of this operation in the destruction of Russia’s nuclear deterrence potential, which can be achieved by way of deploying missile shield systems around Russian borders or delivering a prompt global nuclear strike that can wipe out 65-70% of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces.
"Domestic military specialists view and are actively working out an advanced form of employing the Russian Armed Forces - a strategic deterrence force operation - as the main means and tool of countering the Pentagon’s attempts to carry through its aggressive intents of destroying Russia," the journal’s article says.
Russia’s efforts of achieving "the most decisive goals of routing the aggressor" imply using advanced strategic offensive and defensive, nuclear and conventional armaments based on the latest military technologies," the authors say.
"The outbreak of aggression can be thwarted if the deterrence factor is convincingly demonstrated at least at one of the stages of the aerospace period of NATO’s strategic multi-sphere operation," the authors of the article specify.