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As the Obama administration prepares to launch a new round of strategic nuclear missile cuts, Russia’s strategic nuclear forces are undergoing a major modernization, according to U.S. officials. Read more: www.washingtontimes.com... Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
Russia's military announced last month that as part of the nuclear buildup, Moscow later this year will deploy the first of its new intercontinental ballistic missiles called the Yars-M. Read more: www.washingtontimes.com... Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
Originally posted by BritofTexas
reply to post by neo96
Did nobody tell you the Cold War is over?
But don't worry. We still have enough Nukes to blow up the world several times over.
Details of the missile are being kept secret, but it has been described as a fifth-generation strategic nuclear system that Russian officials say will be able to penetrate U.S. missile defenses using a new type of fuel that requires a shorter burn time for booster engines. Read more: www.washingtontimes.com... Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
Russian officials say will be able to penetrate U.S. missile defenses
"...we achieve the most complex part of the rocket boost so fast that the enemy does not have time to calculate its trajectory and, therefore, cannot destroy it,”
Guess the current fearless leader has a problem with providing for the common defense without there is nothing else.
The simplest definition includes any war in which one of the major participants is not a state but rather a violent non-state actor. Classical examples, such as the slave uprising under Spartacus or the assassination of Julius Caesar by members of the Roman senate, predate the modern concept of warfare and are examples of this type of conflict.
Fourth generation warfare is defined as conflicts which involve the following elements:
-Are complex and long term
-A non-national or transnational base –highly decentralized
-A direct attack on the enemy's culture[clarification needed]
-Highly sophisticated psychological warfare, especially through media manipulation and lawfare
-All available pressures are used – political, economic, social and military
-Occurs in low intensity conflict, involving actors from all networks
-Non-combatants are tactical dilemmas
-Lack of hierarchy
-Small in size, spread out network of communication and financial support
-Use of Insurgency and guerrilla tactics
Have you considered that 'providing for the common defense' might not, any longer, concern methods of warfare and their implementation that would be meaningful to you? Especially with your head in the 80's with Reagan?
Over 5000 years of warfare between men, and nation states show the validity of 'providing for the common defense'.
Mankind hasn't changed why anyone thinks current civilization is so 'enlightened' is beyond ludicrous.
During the Senate debate on the new U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in 2010, many Members noted that this treaty did not impose any limits on nonstrategic,or shorter-range, nuclear weapons. Many also noted that Russia possessed a far greater number of these shorter-range systems than did the United States. Some expressed particular concerns about the threat that Russian nonstrategic nuclear weapons might pose to U.S. allies in Europe; others argued that these weapons might be vulnerable to theft or sale to nations or groups seeking their own nuclear weapons.