[–] ArsCortica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The current "push" of NATO to come closer and closer to Russia will force Russia to have automatic retaliation systems.

They already have the Dead Hand system, and presumably selected other military assets that react before contact with the main base is lost. As does, in all likehood, the US, and that since the times of the Cold War.

Hells, it does not even need automatic systems. The Soviet subs which carried nuclear weapons to Cuba back during the Cuba Crisis very nearly would have fired their nuclear torpedoes at the American fleet, but were halted at the last possible second when one of the three officers needed to activate the missiles decided against it. All while, mind you, the sub he was based on was showered by the American depth charges as a means to force the subs into surfacing.

The poor bastard got a less than warm welcome when he eventually returned to Moscow.

[–] privacy_first [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is borderline politics

The current "push" of NATO to come closer and closer to Russia will force Russia to have automatic retaliation systems.

There cannot be time to have a human in the loop

The first glitch from either side and we are gone (if we are lucky) or some of us survice (the unlucky one)