Skip to comments.Financial woes don't stop Russia funding new nuke weapon systems
Posted on 03/02/2009 11:41:31 AM PST by ponder life
WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Russia's critically weak finances won't slow its ambitious plans to modernize and upgrade its sea-, land- and air-based nuclear missiles, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's right-hand man announced Wednesday.
"The bulk of state defense orders in 2009 is allocated to the procurement of new weapons, (research and development) and modernization of existing arsenals, with priority given to the strategic nuclear triad, including the Strategic Missile Forces, the navy and strategic aviation," First Deputy Prime Minister and former Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told the State Duma, the main chamber of the Russian Parliament, in a speech, RIA Novosti reported.
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One has to wonder why the US (and Obama) are so determined to not only cut the number of nukes we have, but also to continue to refuse to test the ones we have to be sure they are in working order.
Because Obama is the muslim world’s manchurian candidate.
I don't understand it either. A nuke can be tested safely by placing it a mile or more under ground.