Chronology

A special meeting of the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1887 concerning the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament
24.09.2009
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is opened for signing.
24.09.1996
The launch of the first Soviet nuclear submarine K-3 (Leninskiy Komsomol) in Molotovsk (today Severodvinsk).
24.09.1955

Blog entries: Евгений Холоднов (Evgeny Kholodnov)

10.09.2020

Russian military doctrine, published in 2014, introduced the new notion of “system of non-nuclear deterrence”, which supposes political and military measures to prevent aggression against the Russian Federation from non-nuclear forces. According to the document “Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence”, which was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on June 2nd, 2020, high-precision non-nuclear and hypersonic weapons are among major military hazards. Since the beginning of 2020, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated more than once that Russian hypersonic weapons make missile defense systems useless. Following those documents and interviews, hypersonic weapons are becoming exactly the major factor of non-nuclear deterrence, at least for Russia. But, are hypersonic weapons capable of becoming the basis of non-nuclear deterrence? 

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