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Russia tests long-range nuclear missile

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by W3RLIED2

Third stage of the rocket.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:32 PM

Originally posted by W3RLIED2

Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by komp_uk

No. I posted in the wrong thread so deleted it.
I'm still puzzled about the lack of coverage of today's launch.

Yeah, me too. Tests like this usually get a lot of coverage. Norway for example...

What do you think the smaller object was Phage?

My total guess at this:

Russia tests missile,
possibly in the direction of IL,
IL Iron dome kicks in.

I have no idea. I can find anything that carries weight on this info, it is as an odd'un.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:52 PM
reply to post by komp_uk

Heres some interesting recent news that may shed some light?

A story in NY times yesterday written by Kikolai Korchunov, Russia's acting representative to NATO:

You Say Defense, We See Threat regarding the missile 'defense' system in place

Did the Russians do another test today to show that they mean business?


A transcript of a speech given yesterday in Vienna by Frank A. Rose, deputy assisant secretary, Bureau of arms control, Verification and Compliance entitled
Reinforcing Stability Through Missile Defense

Missile Defense Policy

Today, the threat from short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles to our deployed forces, allies, and partners is growing. This regional threat is likely to increase in both quantitative and qualitative terms in the coming years, as some states are increasing their inventories, and making their ballistic missiles more accurate, reliable, mobile, and survivable.

Recognizing the seriousness of the ballistic missile threat, the United States seeks to create an environment, based on strong cooperation with allies and partners, which will diminish an adversary’s confidence in the effectiveness of ballistic missile attacks. This will devalue ballistic missiles and provide a disincentive for their development, acquisition, deployment, and use. To that end, President Obama has made international cooperation on missile defense a key priority, and we are pursuing a region-by-region approach based on the following three principles:

First, the United States will strengthen regional deterrence architectures built upon solid cooperative relationships with an eye toward efficiently incorporating assets and structures that our partners already have today or are seeking.

Second, the United States is pursuing phased adaptive approaches (PAAs) to missile defense within key regions that are tailored to their unique deterrence requirements and threats, including the scale, scope, and pace of their development, and the capabilities available and most suited for deployment. Specifically, we will phase in the best available technology to meet existing and evolving threats, and adapt to situations that evolve in the future.

Third, recognizing that our supply of missile defense assets cannot meet the global demand we face, the United States is developing mobile capabilities that can be relocated to adapt to a changing threat and provide surge defense capabilities where they are most needed.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:55 PM
reply to post by komp_uk

The Russian strategic ballistic Troops conducted Thursday a successful test launch of a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar polygon located in the Astrakhan region (Volga), announced the spokesman Vadim Koval troops.

The Topol is a three staged rocket.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:15 PM
I think they did it to emphasize this declaration.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:37 PM
Well heck fire hell n all,

Every once in a while you just have to dust one off and put er down range knowhatimean?

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:19 PM
Its up on Drudge now too:

But the link to the story doesn't work right now? PRobably overloaded with views

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 04:02 PM
Boo, this thread was moved from breaking news. I believe that is has been confirmed?

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 12:07 PM
looks like the Norway Spiral again? Is HAARP or the Euro version Active during this Test?

edit on 9-6-2012 by ChrisM101 because: yahoo link fail

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