Russia's New Arms Give the U.S. Room for Pause
Aug 16, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
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- The recent failure of a Russian Burevestnik missile test highlights the numerous deficiencies in the weapon's development, yet Russia will continue to prioritize the development of the missile and other offensive strategic weapon systems.
- In so doing, Russia will aim to boost its deterrence and negate U.S. missile defense capabilities as much as possible.
- Because the Kremlin has prioritized the operational deployment of some programs — despite the technical challenges they face — the United States will be forced to upgrade its overall missile defense systems and strategic capabilities.