Putin's nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power
March 2, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's claim to have developed new strategic weapons impervious to Western defenses seems unlikely to change the balance of global power.
Russian nuclear missiles already have the ability to annihilate the U.S., and U.S. defense strategy is based mainly on the deterrent threat of massive nuclear retaliation, not on an impenetrable shield against Russian missiles.
Some analysts said President Vladimir Putin's statements about the new weapons may speed up what they see as an emerging arms race with the United States. Just last month the United States cast Russia as the m...
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