Many people in the United States are of the view that the situation between Russia and Ukraine "will never go nuclear" because, they think, "Russia would be destroyed." Turns out, that's not true. At all. In fact, in a nuclear simulation, because it takes so long for U.S. missiles to launch (4m 30s from the launch order) with Russia's new hypersonic missiles, our missiles wouldn't even get out of their silos. Put simply, we lose.
The ten minute video below was made in 1979, BEFORE the advent of Russia's new hypersonic missiles.
It demonstrates how the US, with its safety systems designed to prevent any one man from launching a nuclear weapon, actually CAUSE our demise in a conflict with Russia. Our missiles are far too slow to come out of their silos after a launch order.
Meanwhile, submarine-launched Russian missiles, can come from either the Pacific Ocean or the Arctic Ocean, and cover so much ground, so fast, that our weapons get destroyed in the ground and on the ground.
And all that was BEFORE the creation of Russia's hypersonic missiles.
SPOILER: We lose in less than 34 minutes.
So if you are of the delusion that the US is the most powerful nation on earth, and that Russia wouldn't dare "go nuclear" over Ukraine or a wider war in Europe, you had better get your head out of your ass.
Ten minute version:
Full 38 minute version: