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An early look at Friday’s front… pic.twitter.com/vlSn8akTAN
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 20, 2018
Courtesy of AP:
Russia’s military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with “unlimited” range.
The Defense Ministry made a string of announcements about progress on the weapons, unveiled in a speech by President Vladimir Putin in March.
The ministry said it has tested the Burevestnik cruise missile on the ground and is now readying flight tests. Military officials said they are practicing use of the Peresvet high-powered laser weapon system, and launching trials of the Poseidon underwater nuclear drone.
Putin has sought to flex Russia’s muscle amid tensions with the West. But Thursday’s announcements came as Putin stressed the need for talks with Washington on nuclear arms control treaties, after his summit this week with President Donald Trump.
Now keep in mind that one of the things that the Russian media is reporting about that meeting between Trump and Putin was an agreement on an arms treaty.
If such an agreement was actually discussed it is clear that Putin has no intention of reducing the Russian nuclear capabilities.
Of course, it is important to remember that Putin is in the driver’s seat in all “negotiations” with Trump, so he could very well have convinced the leader of our country to reduce the number of America’s nuclear weapons while he works to increase his own, thereby causing a shift in nuclear dominance.
Which if you think about it is rather silly, since it really does not matter how many more times one country can destroy the planet than another country, all that matters is that nobody should have the power to destroy the planet.