Russia will test launch a controversial missile over the next several weeks that U.S. officials say is raising new concerns about Moscow’s growing strategic nuclear arsenal and Russia’s potential violations of arms treaties.
The RS-26 missile is expected to be deployed with multiple supersonic, maneuvering warheads designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses in Europe, U.S. officials told Inside the Ring.
“The Russians are advertising this as a system capable of defeating U.S. missile defenses in Europe,” the aide said. “At the same time, the State Department is accepting Russia’s claim that this is an ICBM and doesn’t violate INF. It can’t be both.” Continue reading
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Russia Wary of Deeper Nuclear Arms Cuts
The Kremlin is quite horrible at being truthful, as every other week a news piece comes out mentioning Russian military advancement gains and superiority over their American counterparts. Here are a few examples:
- Russia pursues hypersonic weapon research
- Medvedev Says Russian Rearmament On Level With WWII
- US Missile Shield No Threat to Russia – Deputy PM
- Putin Builds Space-Weapon Deterrent as Russia Target Mars, Moon
- Russian Deployment of Missile Defenses Hidden in Plain Sight
- Silent sub: Russian noiseless Borei class nuclear submarine immersed
Further information can be found while using the Global Geopolitics search feature, or under the following tags: Soviet Union; Military Technology; Nuclear Weapons & Proliferation.
It seems they’re still selling New Lies for Old — and sadly America has been taking the bait since the 60’s.
Russia’s top military officer on Thursday voiced skepticism about deeper nuclear arms cuts, saying they should require parallel reductions in non-nuclear precision weapons.
The statement by chief of Russia’s military General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, appeared to signal the Kremlin’s reluctance to negotiate a new nuclear arms deal with Washington. Continue reading