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US plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

Mar. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said Wednesday. By moving forward with these missile...

Russian defense ministry boasts about revived military power

Mar. 11, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has commissioned more than 1,000 new aircraft and thousands of tanks in the past few years in a massive modernization effort amid tensions with the West, the nation's defense minister said Monday. Sergei Shoigu boasted of the military's achievements in his six years on...

Putin suspends Russia's obligations under 1987 nuclear pact

Mar. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin suspended Russia's participation in a nuclear arms treaty the Trump administration already decided to leave, alleging Monday that Washington and not Moscow was in violation of the 1987 pact. In a decree, Putin suspended Russia's obligations under the terms of the...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn't want a new Cold War

Mar. 1, 2019 6:14 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has been...

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone. The brief video showing the Poseidon's test launch was released Wednesday shortly after President Vladimir...

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Feb. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn't say what specific new...