Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at a model of the Tupolev TU-160 bomber, or Blackjack, that was presented to him on his arrival in Olenegorsk, Russia (REUTERS/ITAR-TASS/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE).

Opinion

Pay attention, America: Russia is upgrading its military

February 5, 2016, Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer provides an overview of Russia's planned modernization of its strategic nuclear forces. He argues that the United States must be mindful of Russia's activities, but should not be unduly alarmed. Instead, Washington should focus on ensuring continued implementation of the New START treaty, carrying out the U.S. nuclear forces modernization program, and bolstering conventional force capabilities in Europe.

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