Russia to Add 40 missiles to Nuclear Arsenal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNn19Sf3giI President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year. It is part of a wide-reaching programme to modernise the country's military. The move comes after the US proposed increasing its military presence in Nato states in Eastern Europe. Nato has condemned the Russian announcement, saying the move amounted to "nuclear sabre-rattling" and was "unjustified" and "dangerous". ...
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Nato condemns Putin’s Nuclear ‘Sabre-Rattling’

Nato has condemned Russia's move to strengthen its nuclear arsenal, saying it amounted to "nuclear sabre-rattling" and was "unjustified" and "dangerous". President Vladimir Putin said Russia would put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year. It is part of a wide-reaching programme to modernise the country's military. The move comes after the US proposed increasing its military presence in Nato states in Eastern Europe. Tensions are high over Russia's...
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Norway Submits To NATO Missile Defense System

After meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Norway's Prime Minister said the country is obliged to take part in the missile defense system. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg pledged that Norway will increase its military spending in line with NATO policy, and also contribute to the NATO missile defense system, after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday. "It is necessary for us to contribute to this," Solberg told a press conference on Friday ...
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UK May Host US Nukes To Counter Russia

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said in an interview that placing American nuclear warheads on British territory is not ruled out - but it would have to be "a very delicate act." There have been "some worrying signs of stepping up levels of activity both by Russian forces and by Russian-controlled separatist forces” in Ukraine, Hammond told the BBC's Andrew Marr. There have been media reports in the last week that Washington was considering withdrawing from a Cold War-era treaty wi...
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Russia to Buy 50 Strategic Tu-160 Bombers

The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase no less than 50 new Tu-160 (Blackjack) heavy strategic bombers when production is renewed, Russian Air Force Commander Col.Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Thursday. “No less than 50 aircraft over time will be purchased in order to cover the costs that will go into production,” Col.Gen. Bondarev said without specifying when production would begin. Earlier Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the need to renew the Tu-160s production. ...
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Russian ICBMs too Expensive for US to Counter

Countering the threat of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missiles is too hard and too costly for the United States, Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld stated on Tuesday. The top of the list of threats to the survival of the United States itself is “a massive nuclear attack from Russia, or some other high-end adversary or potential adversary like China,” Winnefeld noted. “We have stated that missile defense against these high end threats is too hard, and...
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