As things get hotter between Russia and NATO, Putin is waving his nuclear dick around. Russia plans to conduct massive nuclear war maneuvers. Yesterday it successfully tested its new Bulava ("Mace") submarine launched nuclear missile, hitting its target with complete accuracy with its dummy warheads. The Red Fleet's Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said that it blasted off from the White Sea, hitting its objective in the Russian Federation's far east minutes later. The Bulava can travel for 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) to rain nuclear death in the form of six to ten warheads. Let's pause a bit, look at this video above, and reflect on this. You are looking at an "aerial oblique shot of a Redwing H-Bomb detonation on a barge at Bikini atoll." Operation Redwing was a "United States series of 17 nuclear test detonations from May to July 1956. They were conducted at Bikini and Enewetak atolls. The entire operation followed Project 56 and preceded Project 57. The primary intention was to test new, second-generation thermonuclear devices <...> Redwing demonstrated the first US airdrop of a deliverable hydrogen bomb—test Cherokee." Redwing was also a response to a new Soviet atomic development: RDS-6, the first hydrogen bomb in history tested many years before, on August 12, 1953. It was all part of the arms race of the 50s, which most people thought was over only a few months ago. Apparently it wasn't. So are these new missiles and tests going start a new arms race? Read more via Gizmodo.
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