Russia Test-Fires New Missile, Again Warns U.S.
By Matt Drudge
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Russia on Tuesday launched a new international ballistic missile that flew across Russia and hit a target 3,400 miles
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin used the occasion to tell the West that Russia "will use all diplomatic and
military-political levers in its disposal" to counter criticism of its military attacks on Chechnya.
Elsewhere, China is considering buying a third Project 636 Russian submarine, a military-industry offical told
ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
The submarine, which is now at the Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in the central European Russian city of Nizhni
Novgorod, will be ready and offered for export within months, the source said.