German experts Thomas Jaeger listed the two most powerful and unique weapons, which make Russia unique on the international stage.
German expert Thomas Jaeger described how Putin successfully pulled Russia back from the turmoil of the Yeltsin era and restored its status as a major power. Before Putin, there are only two out of three elements were strong. Russian vast territory, countless natural resources, and The third element- military power, but after the Soviet Union broke it had been quite degraded.
Of course, there are missiles and nuclear capabilities. However, the United States tries to undermine equality in the most cunning way, gaining advantage completely asymmetrically over Russia. First of all, due to the increase in the capabilities of the United States national missile defense system. Second, Russia has only limited number of intercontinental ballistic missiles due to the reduction of nuclear weapons.
This is a completely clear U.S. strategy, which is flourishing in the new century. The U.S. strategic strategy is by no means defensive, but offensive. In order to achieve this goal, the United States withdrew from the “Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty” and then withdrew from the “Intermediate-Range nuclear force Treaty.
The United States is vigorously building land-based and sea-based anti-missile systems and has deployed interceptor missiles in Alaska and California, capable of intercepting nuclear missiles. Europe is building a similar missile defense system. At the same time, the W76 warhead on the Trident ballistic missile of the Ohio-class submarine was modernized.
German experts believe that it is the strengthening of missiles and nuclear shields that enable Russia to satisfy the ambitions of the superpower. Putin used nuclear weapons to bring Russia to a new stage of world politics.