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    Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:53 pm

    By the end of 2016 in the battle of SRF new missile systems will be at least 80 percent.


    Vlasikha, October 13. (ITAR-TASS). By the end of 2016 in the battle of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), the new missile systems will be at least 80 percent. group, said Oct. 12 the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Andrew Shvaychenko.

    Speaking about the main priorities of the Strategic Missile Forces until 2020, Shvaychenko called, inter alia, maintaining the performance of the missile group, extension of life of missile systems, re-missile systems to the new stationary and mobile home, improving the system of command and control weapons and troops.

    "With regard to the quantitative composition of the prospective strike group of the Strategic Missile Forces, it will certainly depend on the arrangements that will be registered in the new Russia-US treaty on strategic offensive arms", - stressed Shvaychenko.

    "Given a sufficiently long period of execution of the future agreement - for seven years, we maintain a prudent approach" to establishing "a forward-looking groups - said the general. - As today, no rocket launcher or a missile regiment will not be decommissioning before the end of maximum possible lifetime.

    "The emphasis in the construction of prospective strike group of the Strategic Missile Forces will be placed on its qualitative transformation, so that by the end of 2016 missiles to extend the service life amounted to no more than 20 percent. And the new missiles - at least 80 percent. Grouping - said the commander . - In the end, the Strategic Missile Forces will have a balanced structure, and the arms will always be the optimal number of missiles, designed to address the diverse goals of ensuring nuclear deterrence and security of Russia in ХХ1 century. "

    http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&cid=25&aid=76682&part=2

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    Russia test-fires Voyevoda ICBM

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:43 am

    Russia test-fires Voyevoda ICBM

    RIA Novosti

    24/12/200910:59

    MOSCOW, December 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russia successfully test-launched a Voyevoda (SS-18 Satan) missile capable of carrying 10 warheads on Thursday morning, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    "The Strategic Missile Forces launched an intercontinental ballistic missile RS-20V (Voyevoda) from a site in the Orenburg region [southern Urals]," Col. Vadim Koval said.

    Koval said the missile hit the targets in Russia's Far East Kamchatka Peninsula.

    He said the launch was designed to test the missile's performance with the aim of extending its service life to 25 years.

    Introduced almost 21 years ago, the missile will remain in service until 2019, the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) commander said earlier this year.

    Col. Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov said Russia is developing a new ICBM comparable to the SS-18, and would gradually decommission older versions of the missile "in order to ensure nuclear safety."

    The missile is armed with a warhead fitting 10 multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) with a yield of 550 to 750 kilotons each. It has a maximum range of 11,000 km (6,800 miles) with a launch mass of over 210 tons and a payload of 8.8 tons.

    According to publicly available sources, Russia currently has 88 SS-18 missile silo launchers, most of them deployed at the Dombarovsky missile base in the Orenburg Region.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091224-rianovosti04.htm


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    Medvedev: Russia to Develop New Nuclear Missiles

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:48 am

    Medvedev: Russia to Develop New Nuclear Missiles

    Jessica Golloher 24 December 2009

    Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says his country will develop a new generation of nuclear weaponry, even as it works toward a new strategic arms treaty with the United States.

    Mr. Medvedev spoke Wednesday in Moscow, in a wide-ranging interview with the editors of three state-controlled television channels.

    He said new missile technology will be developed in full accordance with any new arms agreements reached with Washington.

    The current Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty expired earlier this month, and senior U.S. and Russian officials say they expect to reach a new accord in early January.

    Mr. Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to pursue a new nuclear arms pact in July at a summit in Moscow.

    At that time, officials said a new draft treaty would include reductions in each country's arsenal from current levels to between 1,500 and 1,675 "operationally deployed" warheads in the next seven years.

    The Russian leader also praised Mr. Obama's recent call for a nuclear weapons-free world, calling it a "beautiful and right goal." But he said movement toward that objective should be gradual and should require other nuclear-armed countries to cut their arsenals as well.

    Mr. Medvedev used the interview to touch on a host of other topics, chief among them the environment and the economy. State-owned media quote the president as saying he is dissatisfied with this month's global warming summit in Copenhagen, calling it "a lot of hot air." He said Russia will none-the-less continue to push for domestic energy efficiency and cuts in carbon emissions.

    The president also said Russia has survived the global economic crisis with no major losses. He said the country could see its gross domestic product grow by 2.5 to five percent in 2010, "in an optimistic scenario."


    Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091224-voa01.htm

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Stealthflanker on Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:22 am

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    Geomagnetic storms do not affect the combat readiness of the Strategic Rocket Forces

    Post  Austin on Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:21 pm

    Very interesting piece of news ( via rian.ru )

    Geomagnetic storms do not affect the combat readiness of the Strategic Rocket Forces

    Coming soon geomagnetic storms caused by solar flares, as well as other weather phenomena do not have a material impact on the performance of systems, command and control of Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN), told reporters in Moscow on Thursday Press secretary of the press service of Defense Ministry and the information on the SMF Colonel Vadim Koval.

    "Existing in the SMF command and control system allow us to exclude any influence of external sources to the combat readiness of troops," - he said.

    According to Koval, the paths communicating orders and gathering reports, automated command and control forces are formed by wire, radio and satellite communications and have the necessary vitality and noise immunity.

    "At the same time, very importantly, provides command and control would bring orders directly to the launchers, bypassing intermediaries, including in nuclear effects and jamming," - said the representative of the SRF.

    At the same time they possess properties such as compactness, low energopotreblyaemost, stealth communication, resilience and reliability of the operation, said Koval.


    The system of combat duty in the Strategic Missile Forces have built strictly "vertical" and provides it with the bearing on the central control SRF paragraphs management associations, formations and military units, directly on the missile and nuclear weapons, as well as communication centers, technical positions and airfields.

    A total of peacetime duty in the Strategic Missile Forces combat positions on a daily basis is about 6,5 thousand people. In this part of duty forces are capable of independently (without involving the main body of troops) continuously monitor the status of nuclear missiles, keep it in readiness for use with a guaranteed supply of nuclear security and on receipt of orders to launch rockets and carry out priority activities for the transfer of troops from peace an state of war.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:13 am

    Russia will create a "breakthrough" ballistic missile

    Russia takes a heavy liquid to create a new intercontinental ballistic missile, which will be able to break through any existing and future missile defense system, taken into service until 2050-ies. On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS news agency , said General Director of the Corporation Rosobschemash Arthur Usenko.According to him, in order to develop missiles that will eventually replace the R-36M ICBM, "Voivod", was given in 2009.

    In mid-December 2009 the then acting commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Shvaychenko Andrew , said that the new ballistic missile will be established by the end of 2016. According Usenkova posed a missile, and also as "Leader" will have multiple warheads with ten independently targetable warheads.She will be able to overcome any missile defense system, whether missile defense or NATO's European missile defense.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:28 pm

    Some new details have emerged on the new Signal system being upgrade to 4th Gen Standards used by SRF .link

    The new Signal system looks like all digital system with triple redundancy in communication but reliability seems to be a issue with only 99.999 % reliable

    SRF moving to a new automated control system
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    The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (SRF) are implementing the automated control system (ACS), the fourth generation with triple redundant communication channels, said the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Karakayev.

    Currently, the SRF is the introduction of ACS units of the fourth generation. In each set of control equipment is provided triple redundancy," - said the commander in a report released Thursday interview with " Izvestiya ".

    He noted that at a time when increasing the importance of each launcher and warheads, and significantly increases the role of the management of strategic nuclear forces. "All this is achieved by continuous collection of reports in the management of the Strategic Rocket Forces, as well as high dependability of its equipment parts management", - said Karakayev.

    Troubleshooting equipment located up to a model element to be replaced, he said. "The implementation of works on creation and introduction of latest technology of communication and automation management, competitive with the best foreign counterparts, will not only maintain the existing level of reliability management Strategic Rocket Forces, said rocketeer" three nines after the decimal point( 99.999 %) but also greatly enhance the sustainability of the SMF in all conditions of the situation "- added the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces.

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    Russian military to buy 36 ICBMs, 2 missile subs in 2011

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:41 pm


    Russian military to buy 36 ICBMs, 2 missile subs in 2011

    RIA Novosti

    14:16 18/03/2011 MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry will buy 36 strategic ballistic missiles, two strategic missile submarines and 20 strategic cruise missiles this year, Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Friday.

    Over 19 trillion rubles ($665 billion) has been set aside for the state arms procurement program, Serdyukov told a military board meeting attended by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

    The budget will also cover spacecraft (5), warplanes (35), helicopters (109), missile defense systems (21), multirole nuclear powered submarines (3) and a surface warship, he said.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2011/russia-110318-rianovosti01.htm

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:13 pm

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    Russia in 2018 will adopt a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile high survivability

    MOSCOW, April 12. (АРМС-ТАСС). (ARMS-TASS). Russia in 2018 will adopt a new liquid heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) silo-based megaton-class, which unlike its predecessor - the RS-20 "Leader" - will have increased survivability due to heavy fortification protecting the launcher and other measures of passive and active defense. This was announced today, Team Advisor Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), a former Chief of Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Viktor Esin.

    "The adoption of these complex measures will boost the vitality of our new heavy missile silo-based and will force a potential adversary to spend significantly more of their nuclear warheads and means of precision weapons for their removal of their system. But even that would not serve him to guarantee the destruction of the entire group of new Russian heavy missiles , of which at least will be able to survive and strike back ", - said General Esin.

    Another source, who held a senior position in the Strategic Rocket Forces, has led more specific information about a qualitatively new fortification protecting new heavy missiles and other means of defense of its silo launcher (MSE).

    "Change positional areas missiles Voivod" under the new IDB does not make sense. Firstly, it would require enormous funds. Secondly, the main thing - to create a fundamentally new level of fortification protecting new ICBM silos, their technological and other renovations, operational, engineering and other camouflage, wide engagement of ECM with the creation of a continuous field of impenetrable noise, organize, together with passive defense and active defense silos through the deployment of ABM systems long-range S-400 systems and high-altitude C-500 capable of on a par with space and air assets to destroy warheads IDB and ammunition of the enemy precision weapons, including missiles and aircraft bombs and cruise missiles, "- he stressed.

    "As a result of enemy action on one of our silos will be forced to spend not two, as he expects to do it now, but at least two to three times more units and other means. But it will not guarantee his destruction of our entire group of heavy missiles. Part of them will be still able to fly in his direction in a retaliatory strike, "- said the former commander of the RVSN.

    As the general said Esin, the Defense Ministry must approve the tactical and technical specification (TTZ) in the creation of a new heavy ICBM before the end of this year.

    "Development and production of such missiles are included in the state program of armament to 2020 due to financing part of the development of strategic nuclear forces of the country", - has confirmed he is referring to the First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin.

    "Already defined conceptual design of a new ICBM. Experience shows that development work on new missile last 6-8 years. Thus, we can expect after the test Adopt the Strategic Missile new heavy liquid rocket by the end of 2018 - said Esin . - Of course, the missile will be a deep modernization of the "Leader", it will have less weight, but along with it all necessary means breaking existing and any prospective missile defense, including all the "gentlemen's set of" heavy and other false warheads, etc. for ensure the delivery of real warheads to targets. combat equipment will be roughly the same - multiple warhead (MIRV) megaton-class individually guided warheads on target. "

    Esin General also noted that in the works to build a new liquid ICBM will be attended by all domestic defense companies, previously successfully created a sea rocket "Blue", entered service for all Russian submarines third-generation project 667BDRM.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:55 am

    I would expect the "new" missile will simply be an improved SS-18 with new technology developed since the 1980s and of course all the Ukrainian components replaced with Russian ones.

    Much like UVZ working on its T-95 the company that will make this new missile will likely have been working on improvements and upgrades, but also on new technologies so this program will likely go forward reasonably quickly.

    The RS-24 for example is already in service, so I would expect this new missile will be developed fairly quickly... the gap between revealing its existence and putting the RS-24 in service was less than the time from now till 2018.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:14 am

    GarryB wrote:I would expect the "new" missile will simply be an improved SS-18 with new technology developed since the 1980s and of course all the Ukrainian components replaced with Russian ones.

    Its a liquid fuel missile and is being developed by different design bureau.

    The RS-24 for example is already in service, so I would expect this new missile will be developed fairly quickly... the gap between revealing its existence and putting the RS-24 in service was less than the time from now till 2018

    RS-24 is a MIRV'd derivative of Topol-M and it was easy for the design bureau MITT to put into service quickly.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:50 am


    Its a liquid fuel missile and is being developed by different design bureau.

    Well it could hardly be made by the original maker of SS-18s as that design bureau is currently located in the Ukraine.

    There is plenty of liquid rocket technology design bureaus in Russia... the upgraded Sineva does not have made in Ukraine on it.

    RS-24 is a MIRV'd derivative of Topol-M and it was easy for the design bureau MITT to put into service quickly.

    I know that too, that is why I mentioned it shouldn't take too long because this new missile will not be completely ground breakingly new. Not that much has changed in liquid propellent ballistic missile technology. The electronics will be a lot more compact of course and more accurate and precise electronic controls should also improve performance too but its performance requirements are not that much different from the SS-18.

    It will of course be much newer, but the most important thing is that it will be made in Russia of all Russian components.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:30 pm

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20110420/163611325.html

    Russia to double ballistic missile and tactical ballistic missile production from 2013 and the upgrade priority will be the air force and the air defence forces:

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20110420/163611099.html

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:00 pm

    Russia prepares for swift nuclear retribution

    A new control system being installed by the Russian military will allow the fast automatic retargeting of strategic missiles in silos directly from command center. The triple-backup communication lines can survive even a full-scale nuclear attack.

    The system, which recently received government approval, is now being installed by the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel Vadim Koval, the Army spokesman said on Wednesday. He did not elaborate on when the process is scheduled to be complete.

    It is the fourth generation of the system. In addition to traditional functions like communicating orders, reports and controlling the status of missiles, the new version allows automated change of flight plans.

    The retargeting does not require on-site human assistance and can be done despite enemy interference up to and including a nuclear attack, the military official said. All communication lines have several back-up options including satellite, radio and wired lines.

    The system also has a precise automatic self-diagnosis function, which allows fast and reliable maintenance.

    The upgrade is being done to keep up with the new weapon systems developed for the Strategic Missile Forces as well as to improve the overall combat readiness of Russia’s nuclear arsenal.

    The Russian military is undergoing a major overhaul, with more than $700 billion of budget money set to be spent over a decade for procurement of new weapons. Development plans for the Strategic Missile Forces include the deployment of RS-24 Yars mobile missiles and construction of a new silo-based missile to replace the R-36M Voevoda currently on duty.

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    Strategic Missile Troops Video Clips

    Post  Wan2345 on Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:41 am

    Strategic Missile Troops / PBCH Video clips


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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:42 am

    Nice. Smile

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  nightcrawler on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:46 pm

    Here this is a more clear launch of Satan ICBM:


    if you notice its a very clean launch when compared wth UR-100...suggesting the latter is hot launch. The coldness of propellants has made ice
    on the covering of Ur100N

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:10 pm

    And this is probably best SS-18 you can find on youtube.


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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  nightcrawler on Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:26 pm

    ^^in the above video what is happening to nosecone @0.40 sec & this isn't SS18 icbm because it as got pointed nose??

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    Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces to get 4G control systems

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:34 pm


    Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces to get 4G control systems


    Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will receive advanced automated command-and-control systems, SMF chief Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said on Friday.

    New, “fourth-generation systems” will start to be deployed next year at command posts and fixed-site and road-mobile missile complexes, he said.

    The system is designed to ensure effective control of new-generation nuclear weapons.

    At the moment one SMF army and two SMF divisions are preparing to use the new system, the general said.

    http://www.en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20111216/170305534.html

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    SMF: We can destroy the United States in less than half an hour

    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:38 pm

    Interview: The commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Karakayev

    "Vladimir Putin was right - we can destroy the United States in less than half an hour"

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  SOC on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:05 pm

    Well, duh! It takes less than 30 minutes to land Topols all over the US. People often forget just how fast an ICBM gets from place to place.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:22 pm

    The interesting part of the interview is he confirms for the first time officially the existance of Perimeter system , also referred to as Dead Hand in the West which has been the discussion of few books from western Authors.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:37 pm

    There was a recent report that the strategic rocket forces C4IR system will be upgraded to a 4g network.

    I think the purpose of reminding the US of the facts is to help them put into perspective that building ABM systems against threats that don't exist is making a real threat from very real ICBMs and real nuclear warheads that will work as advertised a bigger threat to the US.

    Not that the US seems to have noticed.

    Perhaps historians might look back and identify this warning as a clue to why there are no humans left and the world is ruled by the Dolphins.


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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Firebird on Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:42 am

    I've met these so-called "Conservative" Americans. They're absolute maniacs. When you think what sort of country Germany became in the 30s and 40s, its not at all hard to imagine a waning America going the same way.

    I remember trying to do business with one. It was a difficult negotiation, not least because there was the possibility he was a crook. So I had to be pretty forceful in discussions. At the end I said, "I hope u don't mind me being so blunt like this". His reply was "I wouldn't respect you if you weren't".

    That encapsulated the whole situation. He was someone who would only respect a greater force, or even someone who would bully and cheat, the way he had grown accustomed to.
    A genuine "Conservative" of that type would have no problems pushing us all towards WW3.
    If it happened, he'd blame it all on "liberals", politicians, or "the enemies of freedom". etc. They're completely detached from any form of reality.

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    I can't help but feel both the US and Russia have paid for the last arms race, by losing some of their massive advantage. But the difference between them is that Russia is renewing itself, and not engulfed in hubris and Nationalist narcissism. Now its time for America to start looking at itself a bit, IMO...

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