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Missile Flop Highlights Flaws in Russian Military

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Missile Flop Highlights Flaws in Russian Military

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Missile Flop Highlights Flaws in Russian Military

Missile Flop Highlights Flaws in Russian Military

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With presidential elections in Russia three weeks away, President Vladimir Putin has spent the past few days presiding over the largest military exercises in two decades. The maneuvers, held in the Russian Arctic, have been marred by two botched missile launches, casting new attention on the shaky state of Russia's armed forces. Hear NPR's Lawrence Sheets.