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A top Russian general is quoted as saying the military will upgrade its missiles in response to U.S. plans to deploy weapons in space.
Interfax news agency quotes Col.-Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov as saying Russia's intercontinental ballistic missiles will be modernized to protect them from prospective space-based components of the U.S. missile defense system.
Solovtsov is the chief of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces.
Russian officials have criticized U.S. plans for space-based weapons, saying they could trigger a new arms race. Washington has resisted efforts by Russia and China to negotiate a global ban on weapons in space.
Solovtsov also reportedly said Monday that the military will commission new RS-24 missiles with multiple warheads.
Originally posted by jibeho
The Cold War chess match has begun.
They will now wait for our new fearless leader to make the next move.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
It's not a cold war chess. Now the US is superior and NATO is real, not like in the cold war where Europe would have been crushed easily by the soviets.
Now NATO is clearly at an advantage, that's why Russia changed their war doctrine. Their new doctrine is that they will use nukes in response to any attack on their forces by precision weapons... Like a F-22... or a cruise missile... or a JDAM...
Because they cannot match US army forces, to counter-balance, they'll have to use nukes...
which makes nuclear war more likely.
And now that Obama's advisors will be once again in the White House, Brzezinski, the Russian hater, we can bet
that the missile shield will be bigger and that Ukraine/Georgia membership to NATO will be proposed. Their final aim is to destroy Russia. With a missile shield in it's final deployment phase, it will have thousands of interceptors... which goal will be to stop the Russian counter attack after NATO pre-emptively nuke Russia.
Would or could. NATO was more real then because France wasn't bollocksing around.
Right, I'm British and don't want to hear unwarranted talk of nuclear attack. Who is going to attack them?
Right, you. Is that your people or just the little dictator walking around inside your head?
Nah, thankfully you're not in government.
That is the operative word: 'bet'
I've never heard such bollocks in my life.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Well maybe you should read documents on the missile shield. And the RAND corporation suggestions to attack Russia to start the economy...
I'm not saying it will happen, i'm saying that Russia thinks it's possible, that the USA is going down a slipery slope with this missile shield. Russia won't be a US vassal ever. And also, history showed that Russia is only talked to when they are important... and the only way Russia is important is when they are at war or are a military superpower.
It seems like you think I want this to happen, are you crazy? I don't want anything like that to happen, I'm just saying that's why the russians are worried.
Reflecting Russia's suspicions about U.S. intentions, Solovtsov alleged Monday that the United States is considering a scenario of a first nuclear strike that would destroy most Russian missiles. A few surviving Russian weapons launched in retaliation could then be destroyed by the U.S. missile-defense system.
Solovtsov said the concept was not feasible.
"The Americans will never be able to implement this scenario, because Russian strategic nuclear forces, including the Strategic Missile Forces, will be capable of delivering a strike of retribution under any course of developments," he said, Interfax reported.