Russia to Upgrade Its Ballistic Missile Arsenal

Russia pushes forward with plans for modernizing its air and ground forces

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RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile
RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile

Good morning from Moscow. Today is May 19, 2017. As usual, there is an abundance of devious Russian meddling in the news. 

Forget American/French/German/UK/Eskimo elections—Putin is now even meddling with Russia's Strategic Missile Forces.

According to TASS:

The share of Yars new-generation mobile and silo-based ICBM systems in the Russian Strategic Missile Force will rise to 72% by the end of this year, President of Russia Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

"The Strategic Missile Force is smoothly switching over to Yars mobile and silo-based systems," Putin said at a meeting on drawing up a new state armament program for 2018-2025.

Other top Russian meddling stories:

  • Russia's potential stake in Citgo is a "national security issue" for the United States [Barron's]
  • Famous idiot Julia Ioffe: Russia is "fighting dirty" [PRI]
  • REUTERS EXCLUSIVE: Team Trump "communicated" with "the Russians" no less than 18 times during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential campaign. To quote Stalin: "Speaking once with the Russians is a crime. Speaking 18 times with the Russians is a statistic". [Reuters]
  • Newsweek finds new ways to distinguish itself as the CIA's BuzzFeed [Newsweek]

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