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Russian specialists inspected US missile defense base

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Russian specialists inspected US missile defense baseThe Washington Free Beacon Internet newspaper, citing sources in the administration of President Barack Obama, reported that last week Russian representatives conducted a secret inspection of the US Missile Defense Base Vandenberg in the state of California. This was done in the framework of the implementation of the treaty on strategic offensive arms.


In particular, the Russians inspected five silo launchers, previously intended for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and then modified for missile launches of the US missile defense system. The new START treaty of 2010 of the year provides for a one-time inspection of specifically these silo launchers.

The newspaper notes that the representative of the Pentagon confirmed that the inspection was carried out to verify the implementation of the START Treaty. True, the representative of the US State Department for its part refused to provide any information about the inspection at the Vandenberg base. However, he also confirmed that it was related to the implementation of the provisions of the START Treaty. “The actions related to the implementation of the New START Treaty are confidential,” he noted.

The online newspaper notes that, according to Thomas Moore, a former member of the Senate Committee on International Affairs, Russia insisted on including in the provisions of the new START treaty the possibility of inspecting five mine launchers based on Vandenberg. He argues that Russia needed this in order to make sure that the silo launchers were no longer designed for ICBMs and modified to be missile defense systems.

Before concluding a treaty, the American and Russian negotiators agreed on the possibility of conducting a one-time inspection at the base, the newspaper writes, referring to the senator. Interfax, which disseminated information from a US online publication, reported that it did not have confirmation of this message from Russian official bodies.
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  1. Tersky
    Tersky 2 September 2013 12: 38
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    It would be better to inspect not five mines but the entire US missile defense by an inspector named "Iskander", and then make sure what they were intended for.
    1. Papakiko
      Papakiko 2 September 2013 12: 57
      +1
      Quote: Tersky
      and then see what they were intended for.

      Come on, comrade, the article is full of "pearls".
      reported that last week, Russian representatives held secret US Missile Defense Inspection Vandenberg Inspection
      And then:The new strategic arms reduction treaty of 2010 provides for a single inspection of specifically these silo launchers.
      Note: Specifically these. No other choice, namely these.
      1. Orel
        Orel 2 September 2013 13: 34
        +2
        Russian officials have conducted a secret inspection of the US missile defense base Vandenberg in California.


        An empty gesture does not mean anything ...
        1. sub307
          sub307 2 September 2013 14: 42
          0
          "... last week, Russian representatives conducted a secret inspection of the base." What does secret mean, for whom?
          "Internet newspaper Washington Free Beacon, referring to sources in the administration ..." And, duplicate the reference? It turns out - another "leak of secret" information.
          And what secret can be in these inspections, if the inspection is carried out under the contract.
          Something like "yellow and rotten" smells like?
          1. band
            band 2 September 2013 23: 37
            0
            For someone they held a secret and the world knows)))
    2. Interface
      Interface 2 September 2013 14: 24
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      To inspect not five mines, but all of the US missile defense by an inspector named P-30 "Sarmat", and then make sure what they were intended for.
  2. svp67
    svp67 2 September 2013 12: 39
    +4
    Interfax, which disseminated information from the American online publication, said that it has no confirmation from Russian authorities.
    I think our press service of the Ministry of Defense should also somehow inform us on this issue ... well, then "the people will not understand" ... and God forbid, the "people will worry"
  3. Alikovo
    Alikovo 2 September 2013 12: 48
    +3
    It’s a pity that we flew on the Tu-154, not the Tu-160.
    1. svp67
      svp67 2 September 2013 13: 33
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      Quote: Alikovo
      It’s a pity that we flew on the Tu-154, not the Tu-160.

      No, their mission is such that it does not interfere with flying at all on the An2 or any "turntable" ... Closer to the ground, you can see better ...
  4. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 2 September 2013 12: 57
    +1
    Good afternoon friends! All this is not bad - to inspect the Americans, but the word "once" somewhat confused. those now they have done work on equipment for the project and how will the inspection fly home - will they carry out the reverse work? Entertaining mathematics.
    1. afire
      afire 2 September 2013 13: 55
      +1
      both sides covered their eyes with handkerchiefs, did the work prescribed in the contract, no one believed anyone and parted with the world in calculating further measures to eliminate each other)))
      right after all? laughing
  5. starhina01
    starhina01 2 September 2013 13: 57
    +1
    well looked at these 5 mines and what request and 125 or how many were left there for the next century hi
  6. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 2 September 2013 14: 12
    +2
    All this is a sham. It is impossible to negotiate with them - to no avail. They need to be kept in sight.
  7. Cormorants
    Cormorants 2 September 2013 14: 13
    +1
    Quote: Tersky
    It would be better to inspect not five mines but the entire US missile defense by an inspector named "Iskander", and then make sure what they were intended for.

    I bet + 100. I would also like to voivode in the company to the inspector wassat
  8. Siberian
    Siberian 2 September 2013 15: 03
    +1
    Another show-off otmazuh for Russia has built up. Will the amers show us everything? No stupid thing to come up with.
  9. almost demobil
    almost demobil 2 September 2013 17: 56
    0
    There is an equally "serious" thing about START under the Open Skies program. Periodically, upon request, having previously agreed on the route, both ours and amers fly over the territories in order to control the implementation of the contract. They hover over designated areas, even land on enemy airfields, as it were, for refueling. A special signal is announced and as the territories fly over, everything is ducked and muted for the estimated time. So do ours and they lol Window dressing and only.