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Russia’s New Arms Give the U.S. Room for Pause


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Aug 16, 2019 | 09:00 GMT

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This photo shows the Poseidon nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicle during the final stage of testing on July 19, 2019.

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Highlights

  • The recent failure of a Russian Burevestnik missile test highlights the numerous deficiencies in the weapon’s development, yet Russia will continue to prioritize the development of the missile and other offensive strategic weapon systems.
  • In so doing, Russia will aim to boost its deterrence and negate U.S. missile defense capabilities as much as possible.
  • Because the Kremlin has prioritized the operational deployment of some programs — despite the technical…



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