Missile Defense Obstructs Nuclear Forces Cuts – General

File Photo of Russian Nuclear Missile on Mobile Launcher Near Woods

(RIA Novosti – MOSCOW, May 23, 2013) ­ The United States’ insistence on pursuing a missile defense system in Europe is standing in the way of further cuts to Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces, Russia’s top general said on Thursday at an international security conference in Moscow. “Russia will cut its strategic attack force only when it is certain that the […]

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Serdyukov Has Been Disgraced, but His Reforms Will Continue

File Photo of Close-Up of Line of Russian Soldiers in Dress Uniforms for Parade

(Jamestown Foundation – jamestown.org – Eurasia Daily Monitor: Volume 9, Issue 223 – Pavel Felgenhauer – Dec. 6, 2012) A month ago on November 6, President Vladimir Putin sacked Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, replacing him with Sergei Shoigu, a former long-time emergency situations minister (MChS), who was only last May appointed governor of the Moscow region. Russia’s top general – the first […]

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