Russian mobile Topol-M missile launching units drive in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin).


Concerns about Russia's nuclear weapons modernization are overblown

March 17, 2015, Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer argues that concerns about Russia's strategic nuclear weapons modernization are overblown. Russia is developing new ICBMs, aircraft, and submarines that will be armed with nuclear weapons, but the United States also has plans to modernize its nuclear weapons and delivery platforms. He writes that, despite some troubling developments in Russia, and Moscow's belligerence, the U.S. nuclear arsenal remains robust.

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