Gap Fill - Missiles - Level 6


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Russia has responded to the USA withdrawing from an arms by announcing it has plans to build missiles. News that the USA will exit the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INFT) and Russia's raised concerns about a new race. Moscow immediately said it would end its own involvement in the arms treaty. In addition, Russian media stated that Russia's would develop a "100 megaton nuclear doomsday device" in response to the USA pulling out of the treaty. The INFT was signed in 1987. It was an to limit the number of missiles that were of hitting many European capitals. It banned countries from using short- and medium- missiles.

The media have written about a new "super-missile". This is an , undersea, 100-megaton nuclear warhead. Experts say it is so fast it can evade all missile defense systems. They also say it is powerful enough to cause devastation, such as creating 100-meter tsunami waves and radiation to wipe out life for a thousand kilometers. One Russian newspaper wrote: "One of the 100 megaton nuclear warheads will sit off the US . Any US attack on Russia would be a misadventure." However, the paper omitted to the concept of M.A.D. - Mutually Assured Destruction. This scenario sees countries wiping each other out.

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