Skip to comments.Russia says new Topol RS-12 mobile ICBM can evade U.S. missile defense
Posted on 11/01/2005 11:32:56 PM PST by HAL9000
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I'm so glad we bought this new system for them with American tax-slave dollars. Enjoy Pooty! /s
Oh brother. we're subsidizing anti-US armies now... is there anything the US hasn't given money to??? I am sure they are spending millions to conduct a search for more opportunities to spend money.
This is pointless, unless they want to export it. The Russian ICBM program has always relied on lots of strikes, and huge warheads. If they ever pull the pin, we're all dead men regardless of what's up in Alaska.
What they have now is never going to something a anti-missile system can cope with, and they know it. I'm sure there is some geopolitical reason for this, but I don't know what it is.
That's OK, as our missile defense system was never designed to defend against the kind of massive attack we would expect from the Russians. It was designed to defend against a minimal missile attack from a rogue state or non-state actor.
That's how I always looked at it. A small attack from North Korea or Wherever-stan would be worthwhile to try and stop. No matter what ruinously expensive changes in their weapon hardware they made, a comparatively inexpensive software or reconfiguration could cope with it. We stay safe, they go (more) bankrupt.
Russia though? They punch a heck of a lot harder than North Korea, and not much is going to change that.
Every day, I learn a new word on Free Republic.
Always have, always will. All in the name of trying to buy friendship.
You mean Russia's nukes are a lot more powerful than ours? I thought their military power is weakening?
I have just started the Global Right-Wing Freedomist Institute (for peace through worldwide freedom) organization and I need the fedgov to give me a few million to get it moving. Would that be the State Dept?
Non-nuclear power is weaker, if they had a real war they might have to resort to nukes because they can't fight a traditional one
Oh brother. we're subsidizing anti-US armies now
It's all about oil.
Interesting. I was considering opening the "Peace through Superior Firepower Institute". I'd like to get some funding too.
Is that in the article? Or is that your private notion?
Frankly, these computerized translations are so hard to read that maybe it does say what you (and others) imply, but if it does, I can't find it.
The administrative leaders of the Russian Federation aren't very bright, are they. ...pretty much as transparent as the Iranian leadership they're playing fog-of-war footsie with.
Iran will be dealt with despite any vain chest thumping. The Russian military has issued the same empty threat about several different missile designs since our anti-ballistic missile defense program first went public. Russia's military is really very weak and behind on technology.
New Iran missiles can reach London
Things likely must happen soon, though, friends. Let's act like Americans.
Doesn't China actually have more active missiles than Russia now?
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