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Bush Sr. planned to include Russia in the PIO program

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US President George W. Bush, in the nineties, was seriously considering the option of including Russia in the program of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SOI), also known as Star Wars, as a partner, reports RIA News With reference to the British newspaper The Telegraph.


Bush Sr. planned to include Russia in the PIO program


According to the newspaper, "the Bush administration was ready to share strategic military technologies and defense systems with Moscow." The president planned to discuss this issue with Boris Yeltsin after meeting at Camp David in 1992, where the end of the Cold War was officially announced.

Washington believed that “Yeltsin has a completely new approach and a desire to cooperate, which the Americans wanted to use in order to benefit from better relations,” the newspaper quotes the former adviser to the British Prime Minister.

At that time, the British government expressed concern that such cooperation "may pose difficult issues for global security."

The author of the article also refers to later documents, which state that the White House “has moderated its ambitions” in terms of cooperation with Moscow in the field of strategic developments.

The publication reminds that the United States announced the creation of the PIO in 1983. The program involved the creation of a global missile defense system with space-based elements. The project was terminated at the stage of experimental development. He was considered obsolete and unnecessarily expensive.
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  1. anjey
    anjey 22 January 2018 09: 50
    12
    to pull out all Russian successful projects, simply put, they wanted to buy all the intellectual bonzes in this direction with giblets, then they succeeded in that, many technologies and specialists went in pursuit of the golden calf ...
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 22 January 2018 09: 56
      +3
      Why is it sharing with that policy, all the scientists themselves left.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 22 January 2018 10: 21
        +2
        Bush Sr. planned to include Russia in the PIO program

        There could be only one goal - to tear money from the Union for this divorce. By the way, the merikos warriors somehow admitted themselves that they were "divorced" with this program)))
        1. Scoun
          Scoun 22 January 2018 11: 31
          +1
          Quote: maxim947
          Bush Sr. planned to include Russia in the PIO program

          There could be only one goal - to tear money from the Union for this divorce. By the way, the merikos warriors somehow admitted themselves that they were "divorced" with this program)))

          But Bush Sr., from then on, remains one of the most non-rooting US presidents, to this day.
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 22 January 2018 11: 00
      +7
      In Washington, they believed, “Yeltsin has a completely new approach and desire to cooperate, which the Americans wanted to use in order to take advantage of a better relationship”

      They, and not without better relations, received advantages — one labeled, the other drunk, now we disentangle and we cannot disentangle their consequences. request
      1. axxenm
        axxenm 22 January 2018 12: 09
        0
        Quote: vlad66
        one labeled, the other drunk, now we disentangle and we cannot disentangle their consequences. request

        ..forgetting the bald simulacrum ..
  2. Loess
    Loess 22 January 2018 09: 53
    +1
    US President George W. Bush in the nineties seriously considered the option of including Russia in the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, also known as Star Wars, as a partner,
    Just because without our participation, the SDI program had no chance to come true.
  3. avt
    avt 22 January 2018 09: 55
    +5
    bully
    According to the newspaper, "the Bush administration was ready to share strategic military technologies and defense systems with Moscow."
    bully Yeah, by Disney cartoons in exchange for specific developments, which by that time had already left R&D in the stage of testing pre-production samples.
  4. JonnyT
    JonnyT 22 January 2018 09: 57
    +2
    Only now, this partnership consisted in putting American vehicles into orbit. Bush the elder wanted to build an SOI on America’s alien hump. To shift the main costs to the Russian Federation, while not giving strategic control
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 22 January 2018 10: 01
      0
      In the USSR, not in the Russian Federation!
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 22 January 2018 10: 05
        +1
        Quote: igorka357
        In the USSR, not in the Russian Federation!

        Year 1992, already the Russian Federation
  5. Hagalaz
    Hagalaz 22 January 2018 09: 59
    +3
    Americans laughed, relaxed, greedy (fortunately). Had a chance to crush Russia much stronger. Under the guise of cooperation.
    1. axxenm
      axxenm 22 January 2018 12: 18
      +1
      Quote: Hagalaz
      Americans laughed, relaxed, greedy (fortunately). Had a chance to crush Russia much stronger. Under the guise of cooperation.

      they are still crushing, under the guise of a "great-power" doll .. With the help of a controlled by them, patriotic in words, sumular who actually strangles everything progressive and obediently keeps Russia in the degenerative impasse of the raw materials appendage.
      1. Hagalaz
        Hagalaz 22 January 2018 12: 55
        0
        Of course they are crushing. No brainer. Only earlier there were more chances, they could take warm.
  6. astepanov
    astepanov 22 January 2018 10: 03
    +3
    And where is she, that same SOI? they will continue to tell us that they wanted to connect Russia to flights to another galaxy, to growing corn in Antarctica and building a bridge to the moon ...
  7. Old26
    Old26 22 January 2018 10: 24
    +2
    Yeah !! This means that for almost 10 years this system was directed exclusively against the USSR, and when it became clear that for the most part it was not feasible, and even the amount exceeded the original, they decided to share it right away. Especially given the collapse of the USSR. It could be said simpler and more honestly - we wanted to buy developments in order to adapt for ourselves

    Quote: Less
    US President George W. Bush in the nineties seriously considered the option of including Russia in the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, also known as Star Wars, as a partner,
    Just because without our participation, the SDI program had no chance to come true.

    With ours too. The system was "born" a hundred years earlier than its time
  8. Simon
    Simon 22 January 2018 10: 44
    +2
    What, the Star Wars Bush did not look at, against the aliens was going to fight! Most likely I wanted to draw space technology with us, apparently they had them apparently at a low level, only in our time it became clear that the Americans did not fly to the moon. Until now, they have rode into space on our engines. laughing
  9. Simon
    Simon 22 January 2018 10: 49
    +1
    Quote: anjey
    to pull out all Russian successful projects, simply put, they wanted to buy all the intellectual bonzes in this direction with giblets, then they succeeded in that, many technologies and specialists went in pursuit of the golden calf ...

    Most likely, so free, for free! Yelitsin, at that time, gave everything so simply for free when he drinks under! laughing
  10. HMR333
    HMR333 22 January 2018 11: 56
    +1
    it’s in my opinion even nothing to discuss! let them eat this bullshit themselves!
  11. Dead duck
    Dead duck 22 January 2018 11: 57
    +1
    In Washington, they believed, “Yeltsin has a completely new approach and desire to cooperate, which the Americans wanted to use in order to take advantage of a better relationship,”

    Yeah ... and he had an approach and relationship, and like that of a tagged one.
    still dissolve ladle ... and for a long time we will.
  12. Cannonball
    Cannonball 22 January 2018 20: 12
    0
    As far as I know, in the early 90s it was not Americans, but we had more advanced technologies for SDI. If not for Gorbachev, space would be ours. And without our permission, not a single satellite would fly in orbit.
  13. Selevc
    Selevc 23 January 2018 12: 14
    0
    Yes, Americans and SDI built and flew to the moon as many as 7 times !!! But in reality - the first cartoons and the second Hollywood shootings ... And now Musk feeds the whole world with stories about Mars - are you tired of listening to this nonsense for decades? No one is tormented by the sickening urges from stories about the inventor inventing new rockets between parties and orgies in Silicon Valley?

    Well, another generation of Pepsi who grew up on a blockbuster Star Wars believes in this nonsense - but where did the Soviet leadership look at the time? Ah guys, guys - threw you striped in the Moon race - threw and how !!!