Given Americans conventional (alleged) military superiority actually make the US more vunerable to nuke attack from Russia or possibly even China. As russia does not project its muscle or have the capacity in the way the US with its carrier battle groups would it not be alot easier and alot less effort just to nuke such groups and the country as well. If this was so what could be done to negate this problem as Russia has a very large nuke capability is there anything that could be done. I think the belief that the russkies would not launch is just wishful thinking. Russia unlike most other nations and certainly of America has invested much on civil defense and although would no doubt suffer from a nuke exchange it would certainly come out the winner if you could call it that. On the other hand America's military might rests on the power projection of 14 or so carrier battle groups, once they have gone their gone. There is no replacement and it would be years to replace them if ever. But the imbalance exists and whilst Russian nuke forces are improving America's are not. Could the time come here the Russians would see it as an advantage to launch a 1st strike.