US military plans concerning missile defense and “global strike” threaten the strategic nuclear balance, said Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov.
“Along with the creation and deployment of strategic missile defense systems concerns are caused by the implementation of the “global strike” concept by the United States. It is possible that non-nuclear means of the “global strike” will become a reality in the foreseeable future,” – said Gerasimov, speaking at the International Security Conference in Moscow.
The general explained that the “global strike” concept includes development of non-nuclear precision strike weapons of global reach. Despite the considerable financial costs and technical complexity, the work in this area does not stop.