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    Russia test-fires intercontinental missile

    Russia test-fires intercontinental missile | Special Coverage | Reuters

    Seems the Cold War has returned, complete with nuclear arms.

    Russia has extended the highly mobile Topol's use way past the 10-year guaranteed operational life set by the manufacturer. It is designed to pierce anti-missile defense systems such as those that the United States has said it wants to build in Eastern Europe.

    The RS-12M Topol, called the SS-25 Sickle by NATO, has a maximum range of 10,000 km (6,125 miles) and can carry one 550-kiloton warhead.
    The missile's range covers all of Western Europe.

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    Re: Russia test-fires intercontinental missile

    Russia has missiles that can go a lot farther than Western Europe.
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    Re: Russia test-fires intercontinental missile

    The Cold War never ceased.
    Russia, either under a so called Communist rule or under it's present bunch has since 1917 been run by it's security services.
    Nowadays they have changed their name from KGB to FSB, there is absolutely no difference in way they operate.

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    Re: Russia test-fires intercontinental missile

    With the missile defense shield, America's rivals will simply make smarter arms to compensate. Seems like governments never learn from POLI 101.

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    Re: Russia test-fires intercontinental missile

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    With the missile defense shield, America's rivals will simply make smarter arms to compensate. Seems like governments never learn from POLI 101.
    So the best defense is no defense?

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