‘Wakeup Call’: Russia Tests New ICBM, Claiming It Can Overcome All Missile Defense Systems

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2022
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In early March, the Pentagon postponed a long-planned ICBM test to ensure the launch of the 1970s-era projectile was not misinterpreted by Russia and “to demonstrate that we are a responsible nuclear power.”

Observing the test launch of a newly-developed Russian ICBM on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin had a message of his own, calling it “a wakeup call for those who are trying to threaten our country in the frenzy of rabid, aggressive rhetoric.”

The Pentagon played down the significance of the launch, calling it routine, unthreatening, and confirming that the U.S. had been advised beforehand...

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