Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Russia Plans ‘Large-Scale Rearming’ - NYTimes.com

Remember the good old days, when we thought we'd won the Cold War?

Russia Plans ‘Large-Scale Rearming’ - NYTimes.com: "MOSCOW — President Dmitri A. Medvedev said on Tuesday that Russia would begin a “large-scale rearming” in 2011 in response to what he described as threats to the country’s security.

In a speech before generals in Moscow, Mr. Medvedev cited encroachment by NATO as a primary reason for bolstering the armed and nuclear forces.

Mr. Medvedev did not offer specifics on how much the budget would grow for the military, whose capabilities deteriorated significantly after the fall of Soviet Union."

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