Monday, December 28, 2015

What Say You Barry? Putin Says Russia will keep developing nuclear weapons

Putin chairs a meeting with defense officials in the Bocharov 
Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, 
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Alexei Druzhinin, AP
President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to develop nuclear weapons but doesn't intend to use them.
The Russian leader made the comment in a documentary called "World Order" that was aired on state television Sunday night.
"Russia as a leading nuclear country will be improving this weapon as a containment factor; the nuclear triad is the basis of our nuclear security polices," he said, referring to the three main delivery systems for nuclear warheads - bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ICBMs.
"We have never brandished or will brandish this nuclear club, but our military doctrine allocates it a place and role," he said, according to excerpts reported by the state news agency Tass.
Putin and NATO have sparred publicly in recent years over Russia's nuclear deterrent capabilities. In November, the Russian president promised to counter NATO's U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield.
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

We've reached the point in the American arc, where it's probably time to prepare for our eventual collapse, or a future leadership that is antithetical to current American values. So, given that, do we really want more modern nuclear weapons? Who are these weapons going to be used against? The answer is, probably a European nation like Russia. Our descendants may very well be living in Russia so it's probably not a good idea to turn it into a wasteland. I just don't trust who will be our future leaders. The US seems to be getting more extreme as the years go by; we've been funding terrorist organizations since the 1980s. The US helped create an extreme Salafist state (ISIS) in eastern Syria. We have ostensibly pro-military guys like McCain actively supporting terrorists in Syria, dressed up as freedom fighters. My suggestion is, no more land based nuclear weapons development for the time being. Also, consider a moratorium on nuclear weapons development for sea and air based as well.