• Putin's recent speech is putting the US on alert
  • Could Arizona be a target of attack?

If you grew up in the Cold War era, you probably remember the saber-rattling that went on between the United States and the Soviet Union. Grade schools ran drills where students sheltered under desks in the event one of the sides would blink and launch nuclear warheads our way.

Is Russia threatening US targets with nukes?

From Khrushchev to Gorbachev, the Soviets banged their shoes on the lectern and threatened us with annihilation.

Perestroika and the USSR in the 1980s

If you remember the late 1980s, we learned a new Russian word: PERESTROIKA

Wikipedia explains perestroika was "a political reform movement within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) during the late 1980s widely associated with...Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning "transparency") policy reform."

Is Russia threatening US targets with nukes?

With the dismantling of the USSR, it seemed like the world was becoming a more peaceful place. That is, until an old KGB guy, Vladimir Putin, and his cronies assumed command of Russia. Then in February of 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine and the years of goodwill became a memory.

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Is Russia threatening US targets with nukes?

Putin's State of the Union Address and the Potential Impact on Arizona

According to US News, Vladimir Putin gave the Russian State of the Union address last week. He accused the United States of provoking conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and other regions, and warned against sending NATO military forces to Ukraine.

READ: Is Arizona and The Western United States At Risk Of A Nuclear Attack? 

"There has been talk about the possibility of sending NATO military contingents to Ukraine," Putin said, adding, "...the consequences...will be ... tragic."

Is Russia threatening US targets with nukes?

14 Russian Targets in the United States

Daily Express US lists 14 potential Russian nuclear targets in the United States. Three are perilously close to Arizona:

  • 21st Force Support Squadron
    • Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado
  • Barksdale Air Force Base
    • Location of the United States 2nd Bomb Wing, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
  • Comfort Suites Kings Bay Naval Base Area
    • Camden County, Georgia
  • Hill Air Force Base
    • Davis County, Utah
  • Kirtland Air Force Base
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Malmstrom Air Force Base
    • Cascade County, Montana
  • Minot Air Force Base
    • Minot, North Dakota
  • Naval Radio Station Jim Creek
    • Oso, Washington
  • Naval Station Norfolk
    • The world's largest naval base. Norfolk, Virginia
  • The Pentagon
    • Washington, DC.
  • United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
    • Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Responsible for strategic nuclear deterrence, global strike, and operating the Defense Department's Global Information Grid.
  • VLF Array Lualualei
    • Lualualei, Hawaii
  • Warren Air Force Base
    • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Whiteman Air Force Base
    • Knob Noster, Missouri.


Is Russia threatening US targets with nukes?

Bases in Arizona Could Become Nuclear Targets

Russia has not officially threatened these targets, but with tensions escalating, could bases located in Arizona become a target of a nuclear attack? I'm not alone in hoping cooler heads will prevail.

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