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The list of targets for nuclear strikes against the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has been declassified in the U.S.

The list of targets for nuclear strikes against the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has been declassified in the U.S.

The list of targets for nuclear strikes against the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has been declassified in the U.S.
December 23
16:00 2015

The list of targets for nuclear strikes against the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has been declassified in the United States. The document was published by the National Archives and Records Administration. The list was made by Strategic Air Command in 1956. The tables on 800 pages were part of the military plans of 1959, according to The New York Times.

The list shows the industrial enterprises and state institutions. In particular, it listed 179 goals in Moscow, 145 in Leningrad, and 91 in East Berlin. One of the goals for each city was a number of population.

This document contains only general information. It has no specific names and addresses of objects. This data remains confidential.

According to newspaper “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, Washington planned large-scale bombing against militarily insignificant cities in order to shatter morale of the enemy. According to the US military, this would have persuaded the government to surrender or cause an uprising in the country.

In addition, the US government planned to destroy 1,1 thousand military airfields in the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries. In this case, Soviet bombers could not take off for retaliation.

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