Russia’s Military Buildup In Arctic Has The United States Watching Closely

Russia’s Military Buildup In Arctic Has The United States Watching Closely

by LUCY KAFANOV Monday, 1 May 2017 | 3:40 AM ET Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has launched the biggest military build-up in the Arctic...
by LUCY KAFANOV Monday, 1 May 2017 | 3:40 AM ET Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has launched the biggest military build-up in the Arctic since the fall of the USSR - bolstering its fleet of nuclear-fueled icebreakers, reopening abandoned Soviet military bases and building a string of new ones. Russia isn't alone in its Arctic ambition. The United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Iceland all lay claim to the area and its abundant natural resources. Russia is trying to claim 460,000 square miles of the Arctic Ocean as its national territory — an area that includes the North...
Russia’s New ‘Satan’ Nuclear Weapons System Could Wipe Out Texas or France

Russia’s New ‘Satan’ Nuclear Weapons System Could Wipe Out Texas or France

Russia has for months been testing a giant nuclear weapons delivery system that can carry 10 heavyweight warheads—enough power to wipe out Texas or France. But...
Russia has for months been testing a giant nuclear weapons delivery system that can carry 10 heavyweight warheads—enough power to wipe out Texas or France. But the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile known in Russia as "Satan 2" has been delayed yet again, suggesting Moscow is having a harder time than expected updating its nuclear arsenal. Russia began testing the Sarmat last year and had been expected to enter it into service in 2018. It was slated to be Russia's first new intercontinental ballistic missile in decades and much bigger than its U.S. counterpart, the Minuteman III, which carries three warheads.  Read more at newsweek.com