Rapid re-wind to the early summer of 1940.
The French High command is discussing possible German strategy in launching an attack on France.
Senior General speaks: "Evidemment, les Boches will attaquer par la Belgique, juste comme zey did en ze last guerre."
Young Officer pipes up: "Mais mon General, supposez que les Boches attaquer par les Ardennes?"
Senior General: "Non, non, non, idiot! C'est theoreticalement possible pour les tanks germains to aller par les Ardennes - mais les odds contre it succeeding sont infinitesimal! Les tanks runnez into les trees, et ne gettez through! Besides, nous avons le Maginot Line - et la Police de l'Air - avec trained chiens!"
Young Officer: "Ah oui, "
Plus ca change.........................
Don’t shift the goal posts.
Nobody’s claiming that ICBM silos aren’t vulnerable to first strike hits from other ICBM, under a very limited set of circumstances.
What they aren’t vulnerable to, however, is attack by a lone wolf on the ground. As has now been explained to you several times.
Those limited circumstances?
Firstly, ICBM, especially those available to the USSR at the time the silos were built, aren’t very accurate. They could, 9 times out of 10, hit a city. The silos will withstand a ‘near miss’.
Secondly, by the time those ICBM arrive at the silos, the cupboard would be bare. All of the US missiles will have been launched.
There is also such a thing as a nuclear triad. Even is there was a massive fait accompli, the Americans had enough ‘fail safe’ B52 in the air and nuclear missile submarines to deter anyone from launching such an attack.
Now please stop.