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Are fears of a U.S. ‘Prompt Global Strike’ rational?

from StratRisks:

Russia intends to revive a rail-based strategic missile capability in response to U.S. plans to develop a conventional long-range strike capacity.

“A Defense Ministry report has been submitted to the president and the order has been given to develop a preliminary design of a rail-mounted missile system,” Russian strategic rocket forces commander Gen. Sergei Karakayev was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying on Wednesday.

Following an examination of U.S. plans to acquire a so-called “conventional prompt global strike” capability, Russian military officials determined there was a “need to reconsider the issue of a rail-mounted missile system, given its increased survivability and the extent of our railway network,” Karakayev said.

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