Counterintelligence veterans also largely agreed that, from a practical view, Mueller's charges against the Russians carry little weight because Russia has always been engaged in information warfare with the US. He played videos of warheads targeting what appeared to be a map of Florida, as he complained the US repeatedly ignored Russian objections to its missile-defense shield.
And naming the stealth atomic-powered cruise missile after a Russian folk musical instrument tapped into a long Russian tradition of giving innocuous names to some of the deadliest weapons. Many others were driven by patriotic feelings, suggesting that the weapons be named after legendary Russian warriors or Putin himself. "Does the United States extradite its citizens to anyone?" he asked. The site suffered extensive damage in the fighting. "The Russian victory in Palmyra marked a turning point in the fight against the IS".
And last week, NBC News reported that Mueller is building a criminal case against Russians involved in the hack of the Democratic National Committee in the summer of 2016 and subsequent dissemination of stolen materials via Russia-linked actors like WikiLeaks and the hacker Guccifer 2.0.
The system in Alaska and California has drawn criticism for its high cost and questionable record; only 10 of the system's 18 intercept tests since 1999 have hit their targets. The American military already knew about the weapons Putin referenced and stands ready to defend the United States, she said. "We'll be prepared to look at them and talk about it", he said.
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As the weapon name contest went on, Russian officials and lawmakers insisted that Putin's speech wasn't an announcement of a new arms race but a warning to Washington to treat Russia as an equal partner.
"We must continue to act actively, use offensive tactics and strategy in the fight against terror", he said, adding that Russian Federation is ready to cooperate with any country in this field.
"I know that they did not represent the Russian state, the Russian authorities".
He devoted more than a third of his annual address to the weapons, using videos and animated charts to present high-speed underwater drones, cruise missiles with "practically unlimited range", a nuclear-powered ballistic missile and hypersonic weapons capable of dodging US defenses at up to 10 times the speed of sound.