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Russia has developed nuclear weapons that can avoid missile defense systems and plans to bolster its arsenal with nuclear-powered cruise missiles capable of hitting any point on the globe, President Vladimir Putin claimed in his annual state-of-the-nation address Thursday.
He also warned that Moscow would mobilize an immediate response to any nuclear attack on it or its allies — adopting Cold War-style overtones that appeared to ramp up Russia’s posturing against the West.
One is the 100 Megaton nuclear cruise-torpedo-UAV, capable of generating major tsunamis off our coastline or doing immeasurable damage to US ports
Putin said Russia was developing the array of new weapons in response to the United States’ creation of a missile-defense shield that has been partly deployed in Europe. A refusal to listen to Russia's concerns about the shield, which Moscow has voiced for well over a decade, had forced it to develop a deterrent that could overcome any conceivable kind of missile defense, he said.
One of President Trump's first acts in office was to order Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to conduct a "nuclear posture review." Mattis' report was published in February.
It concluded that the U.S. "now faces a more diverse and advanced nuclear-threat environment than ever before, with considerable dynamism in potential adversaries’ development and deployment programs for nuclear weapons and delivery systems."
The report intensely focuses on Russia, and to a lesser extent, China.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: JBurns
How is anything that Russia does the Democrats' fault? Democrats don't even have full control of the government. The Republicans do. What is with the political baiting this morning? Can y'all just not report objectively anymore? Does everything have to follow the anti-Democrat/liberal script?