Russia just test-fired an ICBM built to beat US defenses as a nuclear arms race heats up

February 7, 2019

My San Antonio:

Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in its fatr east on Wednesday, according to the Russian defense ministry.

The RS-24 Yars, a solid-fuel missile carrying multiple warheads and equipped with countermeasures, is designed to be launched quickly and to evade missile-defense systems.

The test comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow and as a brewing arms race between the two great powers kicks into high gear.

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