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Russia will have to upgrade its own strategic nuclear forces so they will be able to penetrate the US missile shield.
A great example of this has been the UK's independent strategic nuclear forces which, through their constant vigilance and professionalism over these past 45 years, have helped ensure the freedom and security of the Allies," he wrote.
strategic nuclear forces to as few as 300 deployed warheads - below the number believed to be in China's arsenal and far fewer than current Russian strategic weapon stocks.
Accordingly, the United States and Russia will likely maintain large and modern strategic nuclear forces and continue to improve cyber warfare capabilities.
The Navy's 14 ballistic-missile submarines should be retained, because our strategic nuclear forces not only deter other nuclear powers, they also make large-scale conventional warfare unlikely.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen's demand for guarantees that "the anti-missile systems deployed in Europe are not aimed at the strategic nuclear forces of Russia"
In the future, it may create risks for Russian strategic nuclear forces.
However, current levels of strategic nuclear forces in the US and Russia are already remarkably close to the New START levels.