Moscow’s nukes are getting a big upgrade…and more.
Russia faces real challenges in sustaining its military modernization efforts, given low oil prices, Western sanctions and the cost of operations in Ukraine and Syria. Despite that, Moscow looks set to continue the program. At its heart is nuclear weapons modernization. Russia’s most recent military doctrine, released in 2014, continues to emphasize the primacy of nuclear weapons in Russian defense policy, stating:
“Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to a use of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction against her and (or) her allies, and …read more
Source: The National Interest