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US plan to DESTROY Russia: Top secret docs reveal 'plot to drop 466 nukes on Soviets'
War bosses from the US government's War Department estimated they needed 466 nuclear bombs to completely wipe Russia off the map.
Declassified documents reveal these shocking plans were drawn up less than two weeks after the end of World War 2.
Both the US and Soviet Union already identified the other as an enemy - despite their alliance to stop the Nazis - as they raced towards each other across Europe.
Washington had used the very first atomic bombs - the Little Boy and Fat Man - to end the war, nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki to secure the surrender Japan.
Daily Star Online can reveal US war planners already were cooking up plans to turn their horrifying new weapons on the Soviets.
"Only two such bombs were dropped on Japan, but these were spectacularly successful." War Department docs
US generals identified 66 cities as prime targets to be nuked should the Soviets go to war with the West.
The endgame of the nuclear war plan was to ensure the "immediate destruction of the enemy's will and capacity to resist".
Taking into consideration failure rate of the nuclear bombs, the number of cities, and any bases abroad, the war planners estimated they needed a stockpile of 466 bombs.
Top secret documents revealing this chilling plan are dated September 15, 1945, and addressed in a memo to Major General Leslie Groves.
He was the commander in charge of the development of the nuclear bomb at the US's highly classified Manhattan Project.
This nuclear plan to destroy Russia was being drawn little over a month after the US dropped the two nuclear bombs on Japan, killing as many as 220,000 people.
And this is chillingly in docs described as a "spectacular success" by US Generals.
US commanders estimated they needed a total of 204 bombs to destroy all the key cities in the Soviet Union.
Another 20 bombs were then needed to successfully wipe-out Russian military bases and defeat the Soviets on the battlefield.
Then taking into account "effectiveness factor" of 48%, US war planners came up with the total of 466 bombs.
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Declassified documents read: "At the conclusion of World War 2 the United States first employed the revolutionary atomic bomb.
"Only two such bombs were dropped on Japan but these were spectacularly successful."
It adds: "It is also obvious that during this period Russia and the United States will be the outstanding military powers.
"For the purpose of this study the destruction of the Russian capability to wage war has therefore been used as a basis upon which to predicate the United States, atomic bomb requirements."
US plans were drawn up some four years before the Russians had successfully developed their own nuclear bomb.
Soviet scientists detonated their first nuke on August 29, 1949, called First Lightning - escalating the burgeoning Cold War.
War planners in the US also calculated a minimum estimate of atomic bombs needed to beat the Soviets, just 123 bombs.
However, US nuclear stockpiles peaked with 31,255 bombs in 1967, while the Soviets hit their max number of bombs in 1986 with 45,000.
The Cold War raged from the end of World War 2 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Washington and Moscow are believed to have today reached nuclear stockpiles of around 7,000 - with Russia having a marginally higher number.
However, according to the Doomsday Clock - a symbolic time piece representing humanity's proximity to nuclear oblivion - we are closer to nuclear war now than any time since 1953.
US tensions with North Korea, China and Russia combined with terrorism, climate change and the growing political uncertainty across Europe.
[Source: By Henry Holloway, Daily Star, London, 09Jan18]
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