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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Russia's SSN-30A: New Missile Capable Of Targeting Majority Of Europe

3M-54E1 Klub missileRussia is inching closer to the deployment of a new missile that can target all of Europe with nuclear or conventional warheads, according to defense officials.

The new missile, the SSN-30A, with Russian President Vladimir Putin behind the wheel, has allowed Moscow to reemerge as an existential security threat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned Thursday.

Russia "is a very, very significant threat," Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. "And I think a point that they've made, but I would certainly make: Russia poses an existential threat to the United States by virtue simply of the size of the nuclear arsenal that it has."

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