Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Kremlin Says It Is Winning The Arms Race Against The U.S.

In February the Russian state news agency released a video claiming to show a test of the Burevetnik missile which the Kremlin says is designed to strike over 'unlimited' range and with with unprecedented ability to manoeuvre

Reuters: Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accident

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels.

Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, has said that the Aug. 8 accident occurred during a rocket test on a sea platform in the White Sea, killing at least five and injuring three more.

It has pledged to keep developing new weapons regardless, portraying the men who died in the test as heroes.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Monday the United States was “learning much” from the explosion which he suggested happened during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin last year.

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Update: 'Accidents happen' says the Kremlin: Moscow denies the explosion of a nuclear-powered missile was a setback and declares it is 'far ahead' in developing new weaponry (Daily Mail)

WNU Editor: If this is winning, I hate to know what losing looks like.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, winning yourself right to extinction...

Jb said...

The earth is doomed fools rule the earth

RussInSoCal said...

Earth to Putin: The US is not currently in an "arms race".

Anonymous said...

Why are there 3 world powers racing to weaponize space and develop hypersonic missiles then? There definitely is an arms race and the US is probably leading the way (with the exception of hypersonics) The US just doesn't have to brag about it as a hopeful form of deterrence like Russia does. Everyone already knows that the US isn't easily messed with and when you're already in that position then going around screaming about every weapon advancement we make is counterproductive in the extreme.

Roger Smith said...


I like T. Roosevelt's comment; "Speak softly and carry a big stick".
The Russian mercenary attack in Syria awhile back was surprisingly inept, I felt. Little or no professionalism there.

Jb said...

The only thing you will win is hell on earth sucker's

Jb said...

Whenever your last breath is you see fools. Hell awaits

Tasman Gleeson said...

One abbreviation is all that is needed in this argument. DARPA.

Mike Feldhake said...

Love that saying as well; my favorite!