IMPACTS: NMD WILL CAUSE RUSSIA TO PUT MULTIPLE WARHEADS ON ITS MISSILES
USA MISSILE DEFENSE DEPLOYMENT MEANS RUSSIAN NUCLEAR EXPANSION BY PUTTING MULTIPLE WARHEADS ON EACH MISSILE
The Gazette (Montreal), November 04, 1999, SECTION: News; B13 HEADLINE: Russia tests missile // ln-acs-11-11-99
Russia recently publicized a list of actions it might take in response to a U.S. decision to deploy a missile defence system. Some measures, if actually undertaken, would reverse commitments made in arms-control treaties in recent years, such as outlawing multiple-warhead missiles.
RUSSIA REACTION TO NMD TO INCREASE ITS MULTIPLE WARHEADS INCREASES THE RISK OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENTAL ATTACKS
PAUL MANN January 22, 2001 Aviation Week & Space Technology SECTION: WASHINGTON IN TRANSITION; Vol. 154, No. 4; Pg. 26 HEADLINE: Bush Team Rethinks Strategic Doctrine //VT2002acsln
If Russia re-MIRVs in response to the ABM Treaty's abrogation, ''then that would be a step backward in terms of what we're trying to do, which is to reduce any possibility that nuclear weapons will be used,'' Allison argues. The key to U.S. strategic security lies not in dismantling the ABM Treaty but in confronting the risks posed by Russia's sharply deteriorating nuclear arsenal. That deterioration was embodied by the loss last August of Russia's Kursk nuclear submarine, ''which was a flash of truth for me about Russian strategic nuclear capabilities today, God help us,'' Allison warned.
ARMS RACE WITH RUSSIA MEANS AN END TO THEIR DISMANTLING OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND A MOVE TO PUT MULTIPLE WARHEADS ON MISSILES WHICH ALREADY EXIST
David Hoffman in Moscow The Guardian (London), October 27, 1999, SECTION: Guardian Foreign Pages; Pg. 17 HEADLINE: Russians threaten new nuclear arms race // ln-acs-11-11-99
One way Russia could gain more warheads would be to slow down its programme of dismantling its existing multiple-warhead missiles.
Another would be to turn the single-warhead Topol-M missile, now being deployed in limited numbers, into a three-warhead delivery system.