US Military
Nuclear Weapons

How long before the U.S. will be hit with a nuclear bomb?

Answer

Wiki User
05/31/2009

That would be anyone's guess. There are only two nations with the capability to launch a missile that can reach the US are Russia and China, and only Russia could do more than hit the west coast.

There is also the philosophy of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) that was invented by American politics to consider. Not that the current president would be insane enough to commit to a nuclear response (that would potentially initiate nuclear holocaust), but the military response would border on genocidal.