On February 23, Forward Defense Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Soofer was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on Putin’s recent announcement to deploy new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles, equipped with hypersonic glide vehicles, as part of wider campaign to strengthen Russia’s nuclear triad.

The Sarmat reflects the modernization of the Russian nuclear force, but it does not alter the strategic nuclear balance.

Robert Soofer
Forward Defense

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