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Originally posted by radiant_obsidian
Do you have any additional information about the range, payload, cruising speed or launching facilities needed for this new 'Satan' SS-18 missile? I'd be willing to bet my savings that the russians will sell this technology as they have before to the middle east and the far east countries, as over the past few years the russians seem to have turned their back on sharing any technology for the military with any other western contries.
Originally posted by Red Golem
So since this newer technology is there.
During the Cold War the SS-18 was perhaps the most feared of Russian strategic systems (hence its demonic NATO designation) because of the supposed threat it posed to U.S. ICBM silos. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Committee on the Present Danger (among others) touted the "window of vulnerability" -- the threat the large, accurate SS-18 posed to U.S. ICBMs. This fear of ICBM vulnerability (which didn't take into account the invulnerability of the sea leg, and the alert posture of the air leg) was a significant impetus for the nuclear buildup of the 1980s iniated by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
cant believe they called it satan.
satan definition: the ENEMY OF MAN (thats what it means in Hebrew)
devil definition: SLANDERER (thats what devil means)
world is looking bleaker by the minute.