posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 03:43 AM
a reply to: CoramDeo
Russia’s current mainstay strategic missile fleet is already capable of bypassing interception from American interceptors. They are designed to do
so. For example, Topol and Topol-M.
Russia has already been upgrading this fleet with a newer generation for years that is even more capable. For example, Yars.
What Russia just announced is that it has developed, tested, and deployed several new missile designs that are yet another generation forward. If
people would bother to actually read the reports, they would see that they announced like 4 new missiles designs, not just one.
Some of these designs are of missile types that have never been fielded before. All in all, they disclosed a new heavy ICBM, a hypersonic strike
platform, a nuclear-powered ICBM, and long-ranged air-launched cruise missiles (for use in their expanded strategic bomber fleet). They also
disclosed their nuclear sea drone and the regular deployment of offensive laser platforms among their ground forces (which they have had since the
1950s, but not on this scale).
The point of all this is to make it clear to Americans that they do not hold the capability to carry out a first strike on Russia without catastrophic
results. Afterall, this is why the USA dropped out of the nuclear arms treaty to begin with: to gain an edge over Russia in the scenario of launching
a decisive, preemptive nuclear attack.
Even now, Americans still ignore the reality of the situation. Why is it that you think the Russian economy is failing because of oil prices? You do
realize that they have sorted all that out years ago, right? In fact, Putin even mentioned in the speech that they plan for the Russian economy was
to keep it at a growth rate just above the global average... yet they are able to sustain their country and cutting-edge military development and
deployment at a fraction of what the USA spends. It’s almost as if things are not as they seem.