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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:22 AM

Putin calls for upgrade of Russian army

Source: Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the country's top brass to deliver a drastic upgrade of the armed forces in the next three years to fend off attempts from abroad to "tip the strategic balance" in the world.

In his address to Russia's defense ministry and top military officials, Putin said Wednesday that Russia is witnessing "insistent attempts" to tip the balance and complained about U.S. attempts to set up a new missile defense system.

Russia is spending some 23 trillion rubles ($750 billion) through 2020 to revamp its aging army.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/putin-calls-upgrade-russian-army

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:13 AM

1. All they need now is an enemy,....right?

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