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anthryax - January 17, 2011 12:15 AM (GMT)
Counter Force / CC3I targets in the United States

Andrews AFB (DC) / Pentagon / White House (multiple strikes)
Bangor Naval Base, WA
Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA
Beale AFB, Marysville, CA
Bergstrom AFB, Austin, TX
Blytheville AFB, Blythesville, AR
Bremerton Naval Yard, Bremerton WA
Carswell AFB Fort Worth, TX
Camp Lejune
Camp Pendleton
Castle AFB, Merced County, CA
Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA
Davis–Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ (and associated silos)
Dyess AFB Abilene, TX
Eielson AFB, Fairbanks AK
Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD (and associated ICBM silos)
Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK
Fairchild AFB Spokane, WA.
Fort Meade, Odenton, MD
Fort AP Hill, Fredricksburg, VA
Francis E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY (and associated silos)
Grand Forks AFB, Grand Forks, ND (and associated silos)
Greenbrier relocation facility, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Malmstrom AFB Great Falls, MT (associated silos)
Griffiss AFB Rome, NY
Hickam AFB, Honolulu, HI
Hill AFB, Ogden, UT
Homestead AFB, Homestead, FL
Kelly AFB, San Antonio TX
Kings Bay Naval base, GA
K. I. Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI
Kincheloe AFB Kinross, MI
Langley AFB, Newport News, VA
Loring AFB Limestone, ME.

Little Rock AFB, Jacksonville, AR (and associated missile silos)
(for reasons unknown the silos were not actually targetted but the base itself was hit. A number of Soviet ICBMs failed in flight for technical reasons and it is suspected this is why)

March AFB, Riverside, CA
McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS (and associated silos)
McCoy AFB May 7, 1958, Orlando, FL
McGuire AFB, Wrightstown, NJ
Minot AFB, Minot, ND (and associated silos)
Mount Weather command facility, Berryville, VA
Mountain Home AFB, Mountain Home, ID
Newport News / Norfolk / Yorktown naval shipyards and base (multiple strikes)
New London, CT
Offutt AFB, Bellevue, NE
Panama Canal (multiple strikes)
Pease AFB Portsmouth, NH
Peterson AFB CO. (home of Cheyenne Mountain)
Pearl Harbor Naval yard, Oahu, HI
Plattsburgh AFB, Plattsburgh, NY
Ramey AFB, Aguadilla, PR.
Ravenrock Command facility / Camp David
Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
San Diego Naval yard / Mirimar / Point Loma Naval base
Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK
Walker AFB Roswell, NM
Whiteman AFB Knob Noster, MO (and associated silos)
Wright–Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Population targets hit (multiple strikes each)(the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States)
1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Dallas–Fort Worth
5. Philadelphia
6. Houston / Galveston
7. Miami
8. Washington
9. Atlanta
10. Boston
11. Detroit
12. Phoenix
13. San Francisco–Oakland
14. Riverside–San Bernardino
15. Seattle
16. Minneapolis–St. Paul
17. San Diego
18. St. Louis
19. Tampa–St. Petersburg
20. Baltimore
21. Denver
22. Pittsburgh
23. Portland
24. Cincinnati
25. Sacramento
26. Cleveland
27. Orlando
28. San Antonio
29. Kansas City
30. Las Vegas
31. San Jose
32. Columbus
33. Charlotte
34. Indianapolis
35. Austin
36. Virginia Beach–Norfolk (hit during counterforce strikes)
37. Providence
38. Nashville
39. Milwaukee
40. Jacksonville
41. Memphis
42. Louisville
43. Richmond
44. Oklahoma City
45. Hartford
46. New Orleans
47. Birmingham
48. Salt Lake City
49. Raleigh
50. Buffalo

Refining targets (not otherwise attacked)
Corpus Christi TX
Orange / Beaumont / Port Arthur TX
Tulsa OK
Baton Rouge, LA
Lake Charles LA
Whiting IN
Pascagoula MS
Belle Chase, LA
Valdez, Alaska
Toledo, OH
Lima, OH
Ardmore, OK
Bakersfield, CA

(there have been some mistaken assumptions about the viability of some areas... note how hard hit New York / New England / Pennsylvania / Maryland / New Jersey is)

anthryax - January 17, 2011 03:55 AM (GMT)
the effects

In addition to killing over 100 million Americans within a few days of the attack (estimated), the attack also destroyed a huge amount of the economy, as well as over 50% of the oil refining capacity in the United States.

The transportation infrastructure was shattered, with only regional mobility (in places) remaining, as of course is the national electrical and communications grid. Those too were reduced to regional (at best) service, and in many places not even that. Several high altitude bursts also occurred, which knocked out 80% of the civilian electrical circuits and electronics in the United States, Canada and Mexico which of course added to the communications problems. The destruction of several key relocation sites, as well as of course the national capital, and several state capitals naturally added to problems.

Thus within hours of the attack the United States was no longer functioning as a nation. Canada and Mexico were in similar shape.

Targets in Mexico
Vera Cruz (oil refining)
Monterrey (oil refining)
Tula (oil refining)
Salamanca (oil refining)
Oaxaca (oil refining)
Ciudad Madero (oil refining)
Mexico City (multiple strikes)(administrative and economic)

these strikes immediately eliminated over 40% of the Mexican population and GDP, as well as most of its industry



DynamiteToast - January 18, 2011 04:30 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (anthryax @ Jan 17 2011, 12:15 AM)
Counter Force / CC3I targets in the United States

Andrews AFB (DC) / Pentagon / White House (multiple strikes)
Bangor Naval Base, WA
Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA
Beale AFB, Marysville, CA
Bergstrom AFB, Austin, TX
Blytheville AFB, Blythesville, AR
Bremerton Naval Yard, Bremerton WA
Carswell AFB Fort Worth, TX \
Camp Lejune
Camp Pendleton
Castle AFB, Merced County, CA
Vandenberg AFB,  Lompoc, CA (T).
Davis–Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ (and associated silos)
Dyess AFB  Abilene, TX
Eielson AFB, Fairbanks  AK
Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD (and associated ICBM silos)
Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK
Fairchild AFB Spokane, WA.
Fort Meade, Odenton, MD
Fort AP Hill, Fredricksburg, VA
Francis E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY (and associated silos)
Grand Forks AFB, Grand Forks, ND (and associated silos)
Greenbrier relocation facility, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Malmstrom AFB  Great Falls, MT (
Griffiss AFB Rome, NY
Hickam AFB, Honolulu, HI
Hill AFB, Ogden, UT
Homestead AFB, Homestead, FL
Kelly AFB, San Antonio TX
Kings Bay Naval base, GA
K. I. Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI
Kincheloe AFB  Kinross, MI
Langley AFB, Newport News, VA
Loring AFB Limestone, ME.

Little Rock AFB, Jacksonville, AR (and associated missile silos)
(for reasons unknown the silos were not actually targetted but the base itself was hit. A number of Soviet ICBMs failed in flight for technical reasons and it is suspected this is why)

March AFB, Riverside, CA
McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS (and associated silos)
McCoy AFB May 7, 1958, Orlando, FL
McGuire AFB, Wrightstown, NJ
Minot AFB, Minot, ND (and associated silos)
Mount Weather command facility, Berryville, VA
Mountain Home AFB, Mountain Home, ID
Newport News / Norfolk / Yorktown naval shipyards and base (multiple strikes)
New London, CT
Offutt AFB, Bellevue, NE
Panama Canal (multiple strikes)
Pease AFB  Portsmouth, NH
Peterson AFB CO. (home of Cheyenne Mountain)
Pearl Harbor Naval yard, Oahu, HI
Plattsburgh AFB, Plattsburgh, NY
Ramey AFB, Aguadilla, PR.
Ravenrock Command facility / Camp David
Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
San Diego Naval yard / Mirimar / Point Loma Naval base
Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK
Walker AFB Roswell, NM
Whiteman AFB  Knob Noster, MO (and associated silos)
Wright–Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Population targets hit (multiple strikes each)(the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States) 
  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. Dallas–Fort Worth
  5. Philadelphia
  6. Houston / Galveston
  7. Miami
  8. Washington
  9. Atlanta
  10. Boston
  11. Detroit
  12. Phoenix
  13. San Francisco–Oakland
  14. Riverside–San Bernardino
  15. Seattle
  16. Minneapolis–St. Paul
  17. San Diego
  18. St. Louis
  19. Tampa–St. Petersburg
  20. Baltimore
  21. Denver
  22. Pittsburgh
  23. Portland
  24. Cincinnati
  25. Sacramento
  26. Cleveland
  27. Orlando
  28. San Antonio
  29. Kansas City
  30. Las Vegas
  31. San Jose
  32. Columbus
  33. Charlotte
  34. Indianapolis
  35. Austin
  36. Virginia Beach–Norfolk (hit during counterforce strikes)
  37. Providence
  38. Nashville
  39. Milwaukee
  40. Jacksonville
  41. Memphis
  42. Louisville
  43. Richmond
  44. Oklahoma City
  45. Hartford
  46. New Orleans
  47. Birmingham
  48. Salt Lake City
  49. Raleigh
  50. Buffalo

Refining targets (not otherwise attacked)
Corpus Christi TX
Orange / Beaumont / Port Arthur TX
Tulsa OK
Baton Rouge, LA
Lake Charles LA
Whiting IN
Pascagoula MS
Belle Chase, LA
Valdez, Alaska
Toledo, OH
Lima, OH
Ardmore, OK
Bakersfield, CA

(there have been some mistaken assumptions about the viability of some areas... note how hard hit New York / New England / Pennsylvania / Maryland / New Jersey is)

I had a little free time, so I made a map showing a green dot for each nuclear strike in the U.S.

http://i.imgur.com/UuB0X.jpg

anthryax - January 18, 2011 05:03 AM (GMT)
Hill AFB is west of Salt Lake City

the strikes on the ICBM fields would be several great big blobs.. I will find the maps for those somewhere and post them

South Carolina took a couple of strikes, and Savannah is hit

so was Grand Forks ND (and associated blobs for the silos)

Canada will be pretty depressing if you post that one





DynamiteToast - January 18, 2011 05:09 AM (GMT)
I just used Google maps for all these, and it put Hill AFB North of SLC. Also I didn't really know how to find the ICBM fields so that's why those are missing. I don't think I'll do any others, I just figured people might be most interested in USA specifics.

anthryax - January 19, 2011 06:19 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (DynamiteToast @ Jan 18 2011, 05:09 AM)
I just used Google maps for all these, and it put Hill AFB North of SLC. Also I didn't really know how to find the ICBM fields so that's why those are missing. I don't think I'll do any others, I just figured people might be most interested in USA specifics.

remove Hill AFB from the list then

other issues
Cape Kennedy was likely targeted, but for reasons unknown (probably failure of a missile) was spared. A number of Army bases similarly survived for likely similar reasons. Several other cities were likely targeted but may have escaped as the US Navy did manage to sink some Soviet Boomers before they launched.

What did hit the United States was bad enough however




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