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Force Mod in Russia

Postby Batman on Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:21 pm

Russia to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year ... 6-07-28-22
Russia's military this year alone will receive over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation's nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine...

Last year, the military received 38 ICBMs, according to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Modernizing the nation's nuclear forces is a top priority for the military that needs to gradually decommission its aging Soviet-built ICBMs.

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Re: Force Mod in Russia

Postby rkfoos on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:23 pm

Zilch now; a new ICBM in maybe 20 years?
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Re: Force Mod in Russia

Postby MajorG1000 on Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:23 am

Deterrence has worked for almost 70 years. Even with increased threats from crazies and Evil Empires. Let's look at this as a worse case scenario: Putin builds 40 ICBMs that can hit the US and negate any or all of our defensive systems. He uses them. First, it will take all 40 to destroy the US to the point where we cannot reciprocate. Even then, he won't have destroyed all of our retaliatory capability. The Triad is a wonderful thing. He is going to be a pariah to the rest of the world, which his use of nuclear weapons will not be looked upon with great love and admiration. That, or he has unleashed a doomsday machine. Even without the United States, Russia will be overthrown by Europe and Asia. Russia (Putin) will have to have enough demonstrably powerful weapons to cow the rest of the world to have an end game that is to his liking. There are multiple ending scenarios to Putin's current posturing. The most viable in my mind is a bunch of saber rattling and posturing (akin to Benito Mussolini), with a few nations who are unable to defend themselves falling under the Russian sphere of influence. IF Putin is breaking any treaties, or making thinly veiled threats to the security of the US, he should be reminded that we can still out build, and out gun (technologically speaking), and we will only be fighting a war on one front, unlike the Soviets...or whatever they are calling themselves these days.
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Re: Force Mod in Russia

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:17 am

Yes, but (BUT), right now we WON'T, and if things get better ramping up will take time.
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