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Vladimir Kozin: “The time for empty discussions on US missile defense has expired”

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Vladimir Kozin: “The time for empty discussions on US missile defense has expired”Conversation with the author of the acclaimed book “The Evolution of US Missile Defense and the Position of Russia”


- Vladimir Petrovich, during almost all contacts between Russian politicians and the leadership of NATO in recent years, the main problem was one. Moscow urged Washington and Brussels to abandon the deployment of the American missile defense system in Europe. And all - to no avail. Moreover, the representatives of the North Atlantic bloc used these meetings for assurances of their peacefulness, that is, for propaganda purposes. We understood all the futility of our diplomatic efforts when, on the last day of October, Vladimir Putin abolished the interdepartmental working group on interaction with NATO in the field of missile defense. Where, by the way, were you. All dead end?

- The President acted quite correctly and in a timely manner, the time of empty discussions, when in Brussels and Washington only they were engaged in verbiage on the topic of "strengthening world peace", expired. Most recently, on October 23, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the level of the defense ministers of the participating states was held in Brussels. Naturally, one of the main topics of discussion was the American plan to deploy a missile defense system in the Old World. I will not say anything new: this time we did not find a common language with the leadership of the North Atlantic bloc.

So do we still have hopes to convince Americans of the need to curtail the European missile defense plan? Or are these illusions that we should quickly leave?

I think the question is rhetorical. But in order not to look like a complete pessimist, I will answer this way: there are hopes, but they are extremely small. Judge for yourself: after the official withdrawal of the United States unilaterally from the ABM Treaty, which restrained the qualitative and quantitative proliferation of anti-missile weapons, including limiting their deployment to the national territory of the USSR — then Russia — and the US, 11 years passed. All this time, Washington, quite simply, led us by the nose about possible interaction in this area. The result of the discussions is zero. And, with the expansion of the geography of the deployment of US missile defense systems in various European countries and warships, as well as increasing their number, these hopes will melt faster and faster.

The United States and NATO frankly want complete freedom of action: to increase their anti-missile capabilities quantitatively and qualitatively. Of course, the argument about the importance of countering the "missile threat from Tehran and Pyongyang" is only a pretext for creating a global "anti-missile shield" covering up its own American nuclear missiles. The position of Moscow is clear and simple: the deployment program of the US US missile defense system is openly anti-Russian and anti-Chinese. It directly threatens the strategic nuclear forces of Russia and the PRC. That is why we are talking about the need to take adequate response measures.

“You know, most of our fellow citizens do not understand this often used wording about“ adequate measures ”. I think the big omission of Russian propaganda is that information about concrete response steps has not been communicated to the public. You are the author of a recent monograph entitled “The Evolution of the US Missile Defense and the Position of Russia”. So you and readers to explain how we respond to the North Atlantic bloc.

“We have about a year ahead, and nothing more, during which we can try to convince Barack Obama and the NATO leadership to abandon the plan to deploy anti-missile infrastructure at our borders. The plan, which its developers have called quite innocently - "European phased adaptive approach." That is, the US and NATO must stop building their missile defense bases in Romania and Poland, and also not send their ships with interceptor missiles to the shores of Russia. Or, as rightly noted, Moscow should once again announce the full range of responses to this scenario. But, I am sure, it should be more ambitious than those that have already been named. But these responses, apparently, did not make a proper impact on Washington: it continues to introduce the “anti-missile barrier” at our borders without prior arrangement without abandoning the EPAA program. From time to time, our Ministry of Defense very briefly reports that we have created missiles with which the entire American missile defense system is like a nutlet, which we will easily click. There are other fragmentary information.

Americans as shows история our military-political relations, adequately understand only military power, and not persuasion. For example, it was in 60-70-s of the last century, when anti-missile issues were vividly discussed in the US. This is evidenced by the memoirs of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, the brother of the murdered President John Kennedy, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and other high-ranking American leaders.

I am not sure that in Washington and Brussels they imagine all the possibilities of our military potential. Similarly, our fellow citizens do not have a complete picture of Russia's defense capability. It should be amply and in detail - without giving out military secrets, it is clear - to inform those whom we call “Western partners” that we can really adequately respond to the deployment of a missile defense system in Europe at our doorstep. Why, you and I, too, should know this. So far, we have not announced a broader “protocol of intent”. Or - do not bring the scattered data together. But it's time ...

- Let's clarify. Among Russian experts there are those who believe that the US missile defense system is a “virtual reality” and that it “does not exist at all”. Accordingly, they widely popularize their views, thereby directly or indirectly accusing Russia of initiating an arms race.

- Alas, the American missile defense system is a reality. The first stage has been completed and the second phase of the EPA is being implemented. Today, the United States and its allies have highly mobile anti-missile weapons in quantities that clearly exceed the needs of countering missile threats. No more than two dozen Iranian and DPRK rockets, having a range of from one to two thousand kilometers, are confronted by about two hundred Standard-3 interceptors of various modifications, ground-based interceptor missiles on the continental United States, as well as theater missile defense systems . Together with the Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, the total number of US missile defense systems already exceeds 1,000. By the way, I note: the United States supplies these air defense systems to the 12 countries of the world: both to NATO member states and non-members of the North Atlantic bloc. By the time of the completion of the EPAA, the total number of all Made-in-the-USA interceptor missiles will increase many times over.

As is known, the US Navy ships equipped with missile defense systems have long since begun a constant patrol of the seas adjacent to Europe, as well as in the Asia-Pacific region and the Persian Gulf. And on October 28 of this year, the first stone was laid in the foundation of the anti-missile complex in Romania - at the air base in Deveselu.

There are other, less well-known facts. As of October, the Pentagon has already tested 34 sea-based interceptor missiles, of which 28 were successful. In general, taking into account all the programs “running in” of these facilities, both sea-based and land-based, the Americans conducted 80 tests, of which 64 were successful. This is a high figure, and the US Department of Defense is doing everything to raise it.

The Russian “peacekeepers”, convincing of the harmlessness of the program to deploy the missile defense system, often refer to the statement of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, which he made on March 15 of this year. The head of the Pentagon announced some “reconfiguration” of this system, both on a regional and global scale. He even hinted that the United States allegedly abandoned the implementation of the fourth stage of the "European phased adaptive approach." Let's be realistic. Even in Washington’s official comments on this matter it was clearly stated: the new plans of the current American administration are in no way connected with Moscow’s position on this issue. The point was that the reasons for the "reconfiguration" of the system for intercepting ballistic and other missiles were budget and engineering. Therefore, attempts to present these actions of the United States as a kind of willingness to take into account Russia's opinion seem, at least, incorrect.

- Is it possible to briefly describe how exactly the approximate balance of forces will be disturbed during the deployment of the missile defense system?

“Already at the third stage of the implementation of the EPA, American anti-missile defense systems will be able to completely intercept Russian ground-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine ballistic missiles. In part, they will be able to do this before, I will note. Already, the strategic radars of the United States, located outside their borders, “scan” the entire territory of the Russian Federation. Moscow has repeatedly demonstrated to Western military and civilian experts the results of mathematical modeling in relation to the terrain, as well as taking into account the speed and range of flight of American interceptor missiles. The validity of such results was confirmed by the calculations of independent foreign experts.

Enhanced US Standard-3 anti-missiles of the 2A version, which will be stationed in Poland by 2018, American ships with strike-fighting anti-missile weapons — they already appear in the Baltic, Barents, Mediterranean, Norwegian and Black Seas — are capable of intercepting certain types Russian ballistic missiles. In this case, it must be borne in mind that the Pentagon carefully conceals the true tactical and technical characteristics of the missiles, which will eventually be improved.

In the United States, they did not abandon the creation of Standard-3 interceptor missiles of the 2B modification, which in their tactical and technical characteristics are superior to all previous versions of third-level interceptor missiles. Research and development work in this direction is underway, the production of the latest missiles is simply postponed for the period after 2022 of the year to which EPAA is extended. So Washington is not going to give up the fourth stage of its plan. In fact, its full implementation is simply postponed for two years due to financial and technical difficulties. At the same time, the US military-political leadership is set to develop a follow-up EPAA plan even after 2030. It will provide for more active deployment of interceptor missiles in various areas of the globe, and again in close proximity to the Russian Federation and the PRC. They will be armed with interceptor missiles with “cluster” warheads, laser weapons for the destruction of ballistic missiles, interceptor missiles mounted aboard heavy unmanned aerial vehicles, and so on.

It is necessary to add: all these missile defense systems will operate in an organic “linkage” with American tactical nuclear weapons and conventional weapons deployed in Europe. After all, these are the means of forward-based US

Americans have repeatedly tried to convince us that the interceptor missiles, even in the modification of 2B, are unable to hit the ICBM at the initial stage of their flight. But the actions of the American and Japanese warships with missile defense systems during the launch of the North Korean Ynha-3 rocket last December, as well as the destruction of the American reconnaissance satellite that failed in 2008 at the height of 247 km They make one seriously doubt the declared “harmlessness” of American missile defense systems.

By the 2015 year in Romania and by the 2018 year in Poland, it is planned to deploy the Mk-41 vertical launch systems in the form of missile defense systems converted from marine installations of the Aegis combat information and control system. The fact is that these installations are simultaneously used on US Navy ships for launching long-range cruise missiles, which are not limited to international agreements. So, the US complexes in Romania and Poland can potentially be used to deploy advanced ground-ground strike weapons.

As for Washington’s verbal assurances that “this is not against Russia,” let’s not take them seriously. In addition, recently the US Navy placed an application for the development of shock supersonic technology weaponswhich can be placed in the same launchers on warships as the Standard-3 interceptor missiles, as well as in Romania and Poland.

- It is clear that all this is just a brief analysis of the threat that the deployment of the American missile defense system carries for our country. The monograph “The Evolution of US Missile Defense and Russia's Position” - a detailed study. Are there many readers?

- Both military and civilian Russian specialists responded very well about this book. Many ministries and departments, as well as various research institutes in Russia, gave positive assessments of this result of many years of work. I know that it aroused interest in the headquarters of NATO and in the United States, as well as in the European Parliament. With this in mind, the monograph has already been translated into English. The book is bought up quickly.

Anticipating a possible question about whether I believe that my work may affect the position of NATO and Washington, I will answer: I hope so. Only here, on the basis of existing realities, I have little faith in this. But clarification is needed, as it often happens that the power of arguments is stronger than the arguments of force.

Interview conducted by Viktor Gribachev
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  1. mirag2
    mirag2 13 November 2013 08: 30
    +9
    So how then?
    It is clear, as a white day, that the Americans continue to advance their military doctrine of preventive strike against Russia, while simultaneously blocking as much as possible 100% of our retaliatory strike.
    In our country, the doctrine provides for retaliatory actions, but among the Americans, it doesn’t.
    1. INTER
      INTER 13 November 2013 08: 57
      +4
      Quote: mirag2
      and the Americans do not.

      The maneuver is terrible surprise! We can come up with surprises, but the missile defense issue and the reflection of a possible attack scenario must be put in the category of basic and important!
      1. APES
        APES 13 November 2013 10: 57
        +1
        Quote: INTER
        The maneuver is terrible surprise! We can come up with surprises


        I really like the bike about "MAMKI":
        The largest hydrogen bomb ever detonated is the Soviet 58 megaton “Tsar bomb” detonated on October 30 of the year 1961 at the Novaya Zemlya archipelago - then, according to eyewitness accounts, everything was put in pants - A nuclear explosion almost reached cosmic heights. The blast wave circled the planet three times. Rumor had it that the man-made sun had blazed much longer than the estimated time, and Soviet scientists were afraid that an irreversible nuclear reaction could begin that could destroy the Earth. This probability was predicted by the Danes Niels Bohr.
        As a result of what, like Khrushchev asked scientists: "Is it possible to create such a bomb?" - the scientists said "YES" - and immediately received the order.
        As a result, the USSR created four "MAMKI" types - weapons of the loan fund.

        The bike probably, but who knows?
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    2. Canep
      Canep 13 November 2013 09: 09
      +6
      It is necessary to withdraw from the START-3 treaty and onward - this time the arms race I suspect the United States will not pull it economically, and still need to place nuclear weapons on high-orbit satellites, return the BZHRK, and this must be done now, and not when the missile defense is deployed at 100 % And in order to destroy elements of the European missile defense system, withdraw from the treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles. And he will agree with the Chinese so that they begin to merge American debts.
      1. Very old
        Very old 13 November 2013 12: 15
        +6
        Against possible threats to arrange "VORONEZH", to return "rocket-sausage" installations on the iron pot. Constructive conversation with Uncle is impossible in principle.
        Our last meeting with NATO in Brussels showed Uncle Sam's true "defensive" goals. Boltology - merge into the "basket"
    3. domokl
      domokl 13 November 2013 09: 23
      +4
      Quote: mirag2
      In our country, the doctrine provides for retaliatory actions, but among the Americans, it doesn’t.

      That's right. They officially have a preemptive strike option in military doctrine. Without warning. Just by decision of their own president.
      And what is the response, with normal missile defense will be: None.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 13 November 2013 09: 36
        +1
        The current military doctrine of Russia also provides for any preventive strikes in case of a danger to the integrity of the country.
      2. Walker1975
        Walker1975 13 November 2013 18: 07
        +1
        So all the same ... will the nuclear weapons of the Russian Federation be able to overcome the US missile defense?

        // From time to time, our Ministry of Defense reports very briefly that we have created missiles that use this entire American missile defense system - like a nut that we can easily “click”. Other fragmentary information also appears.

        So if Russian missiles crack the US missile defense, then why get nervous?

        // I'm not sure that in Washington and Brussels they imagine all the possibilities of our military potential.//

        Oh, I doubt it.

        // Similarly, our fellow citizens do not have a complete picture of Russia's defense capabilities. It should be succinct and detailed - without betraying military secrets, it is clear - to inform those whom we call "Western partners" that we can truly adequately respond to the deployment of an anti-missile defense system in Europe at our doorstep. But you and I must also know this. So far, we have not announced a wider “protocol of intentions”. Or - the disparate data was not brought together. But it's time ... //

        So what can the Russian Federation answer?
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 13 November 2013 19: 05
          +3
          And here they already wrote why our people are nervous. Our hype was raised not at all because of interceptor missiles. And because of the infrastructure of the launch complexes. Under the guise of interceptors, some kind of aeroballistic missiles can easily be loaded, with a time of arrival to our facilities in 10-15 minutes (i.e., those same INF missiles). And to deliver a preemptive strike, we will not even have time to really react! The Yankees see the polar fox more clearly, and are capable of all vileness. As a result - a nuclear war in Europe, the Yankees are white and fluffy (and most importantly - wholeheartedly!), Russia is the enemy of all mankind. And go prove the opposite!
          And I agree with this version.
    4. starshina78
      starshina78 13 November 2013 09: 47
      +4
      The lack of retaliation doctrine among the Americans indicates only one thing that they expect to get rid of immediately and forever. It is not good ! And what is our leadership doing? Talking about missiles that will go through any missile defense is good, but if not? What then?
      1. Walker1975
        Walker1975 13 November 2013 18: 09
        +1
        So where are these miracle missiles? Here "Bulava" does not fly, but they want to make one believe that there is a high-tech weapon that will pierce the US missile defense system.
  2. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 13 November 2013 08: 33
    +9
    from the Don.
    All the hope for our clever designers! The USA recognizes only power. And it would be necessary to prepare lads-specialists inside amers!
  3. Alikovo
    Alikovo 13 November 2013 08: 42
    +2
    In response to their missile defense, we should develop a BZHRK and new generations of OTRK.
  4. makarov
    makarov 13 November 2013 08: 42
    +4
    Kozin Vladimir Petrovich
    Len-correspondent of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, chief adviser to the group of advisers to the director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISI), candidate of historical sciences. He has the academic title “Senior Researcher”, the qualification rank “State Advisor of the Russian Federation 2 classes”, the diplomatic rank “Advisor 1 classes” and the title “Honorary Worker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation”.
    He graduated from MGIMO of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (faculty of "International Relations"), graduate school of the Diplomatic Academy of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia - Royal Academy of Defense Research (London).
    In 1972-2012, he held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, including in 2010-2012. He was Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department, Head of the Information and Analytical Center of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    Member of the Expert Council of the Interdepartmental Working Group under the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with NATO in the area of ​​missile defense.
    The author of six monographic studies, including “The evolution of the US missile defense and Russia's position (1945-2013)” and over 300 articles on arms control and disarmament, published in the Soviet Union and Russia, as well as abroad.
  5. domokl
    domokl 13 November 2013 08: 44
    +6
    The author is brave! Everything to a point and without snot. The potential of American missile defense systems is already at such a level that most of our missiles simply can’t even reach the United States. The task is to completely preserve Russian missiles at home.
    In this case, having superiority in ground-based non-nuclear forces, you can dictate your conditions. A very timely book and this article.
    1. Onyx
      Onyx 13 November 2013 11: 01
      +3
      Quote: domokl
      The potential of American missile defense systems is already at such a level that most of our missiles simply can’t even reach the United States, and the task is to completely preserve Russian missiles at home.

      Not this way. The current level of US missile defense does not allow to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles, but is only capable of intercepting medium-range missiles. But things can change in the future
      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic 13 November 2013 16: 43
        +2
        Quote: Onyx
        The current level of US missile defense does not allow to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles, but is only capable of intercepting medium-range missiles. But things can change in the future


        That's right. For clarity, this is what the American plans for a phased approach to creating a Euro missile defense look like. We will potentially be threatened by the fourth stage starting from 2020. (clickable)
  6. Sterlya
    Sterlya 13 November 2013 08: 46
    +5
    amers believe, do not respect themselves. finally, at least as Shoigu visited NATO's lair. covered up this clowning with "interaction". what kind of ... can there be interaction? There never was and never will be
  7. Stiletto
    Stiletto 13 November 2013 09: 04
    +5
    You can and should talk with NATO only from a position of strength. They do not understand another language.
  8. Old shoe
    Old shoe 13 November 2013 09: 10
    +5
    Well, when asked what kind of "adequate measures" are supposed from our side, he did not say anything. Everything else that is said in the article is already known.
  9. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 13 November 2013 09: 13
    +6
    The vilest policy towards Russia conducted by NATO and the United States is not such news! Their whole history is replete with meanness, betrayal and robbery of the weak, and given their current desire to stay in the leadership at any cost, we should not be surprised by their position on missile defense. We will not do with Iskander, we need a new technique, a new doctrine and a different approach to this situation. After all, these, if I may say so, “peacemakers” do not understand normal, human language, but only the language from a position of strength. So let's listen to the words of a wise man and we will respond adequately to the threat of our opponents (and they have never been our partners, they always held a stone in their bosom, even during World War II)!
  10. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 13 November 2013 09: 13
    0
    The vilest policy towards Russia conducted by NATO and the United States is not such news! Their whole history is replete with meanness, betrayal and robbery of the weak, and given their current desire to stay in the leadership at any cost, we should not be surprised by their position on missile defense. We will not do with Iskander, we need a new technique, a new doctrine and a different approach to this situation. After all, these, if I may say so, “peacemakers” do not understand normal, human language, but only the language from a position of strength. So let's listen to the words of a wise man and we will respond adequately to the threat of our opponents (and they have never been our partners, they always held a stone in their bosom, even during World War II)!
  11. Wedmak
    Wedmak 13 November 2013 09: 14
    +6
    To withdraw from the agreement under the INF Treaty. Revive the theme of these missiles. Rivet pieces of 100 PU and set along the EU border. All. Immediately the conversation will be different.
    1. Very old
      Very old 13 November 2013 15: 41
      +1
      Wedmak-Denis: "Rivet 100 pieces"
      Some say expensive ...
      Security cannot be cheap. That's right, Denis.
      The conversation will be different.
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 13 November 2013 09: 22
    +2
    Really it's time to act. There is a good method to make listening. First you need to be dumbfounded, and then puzzled. For starters, you can offer them not to suffer with Romania, but to place these funds, for example, in Cuz. Anyway, they say, this is not against us. Look at their elongated physiognomy and then be dumbfounded by retaliatory measures.
  13. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 13 November 2013 09: 36
    +4
    Quote: Stinger
    Really time to act

    And then our actions are proof of this:
    Shoigu: Russia will sign a military cooperation agreement with Serbia
    "Russia expects to sign three more documents with Serbia through the defense ministries in the near future, in addition to the agreement on military cooperation," Russian Defense Minister, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday at a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic.- start praying for advancement to the WEST. AND VENEZUELA WITH CUBA DO NOT FORGET!
    1. alone
      alone 13 November 2013 20: 21
      0
      Quote: Valery Neonov
      Shoigu: Russia will sign a military cooperation agreement with Serbia


      this does not mean that Russian bases will appear on the territory of Serbia. military cooperation is a loose concept.
  14. Corporal
    Corporal 13 November 2013 09: 41
    +2
    well, if some superweapon is not found that can disable all of these systems at once, it remains to hope for our agents to infiltrate key posts and saboteurs at the beginning of the hot phase.
  15. Ihrek
    Ihrek 13 November 2013 09: 51
    +2
    Quote: Wedmak
    To withdraw from the agreement under the INF Treaty. Revive the theme of these missiles. Rivet pieces of 100 PU and set along the EU border. All. Immediately the conversation will be different.

    And with them it is necessary in a different way, they do not understand. And still it is necessary to put iskander in Serbia, where Shoigu is now on a visit. Let the Europeans themselves then persuade us. I think you can agree with the Serbs.
    1. Walker1975
      Walker1975 13 November 2013 18: 13
      0
      Serbs plan to go to the EU in the future. They will not quarrel with Europe, only to play along with Russia.
  16. Soviet_Union
    Soviet_Union 13 November 2013 10: 40
    +2
    Countermeasures are missiles or devices that are guaranteed to overcome and suppress any missiles or air defense. And yet, the leaders and residents of countries where missile defense elements are deployed must always and everywhere be hammered into their skulls that their countries are potential victims of retaliatory poison. blow without the right to pardon. Let them dream about it at night. Maybe they'll come to their senses and ask amers to remove these "targets". It is unlikely that Europeans want to see their cities in ruins.
  17. avg
    avg 13 November 2013 10: 57
    +2
    We are now taking a defensive position where there can not even be talk of it. For example, the deployment of OTRK "Iskander" in the Kaliningrad region. Can this, purely internal affair, be a bargain. Mattresses near any country are ready to stick any weapons, and when it is beneficial for them, then violate any agreement. The only exception is the START treaty, and that is only because they cannot do anything so far. And therefore, we need to revise the entire system of international treaties in a changed world, and leave only those that correspond to our national interests.
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya 13 November 2013 11: 26
      +4
      It is necessary to revive what was called the "Dead Man's Hand"! That's what they feared more than the wrath of God!
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  19. dobrik10
    dobrik10 13 November 2013 11: 06
    +2
    And Polyakov and the Romanians warned that in the event of force majeure, they will be the first to receive by means of a slope?
    Or do you think that they play the little spools here?
    And after all, the rest of the MEMBERS of their alliance will not give a damn if they are to save their hide.
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  21. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 13 November 2013 11: 49
    +2
    <<< Judge for yourself: 11 years have passed since the official withdrawal of the United States unilaterally from the ABM Treaty, which held back the qualitative and quantitative proliferation of anti-missile weapons .......... All this time, Washington, to put it simply, has been leading us by the nose about possible cooperation in this area. >>>
    It is unworthy and humiliating for a country claiming greatness to be in the position of a fool who has been led by the nose for a long time, who believes in the nonsense of the "reset" and begs the "partner" - the United States to provide some guarantees, although it is known that <<< Americans, as the history of our military-political relations shows, only military power is adequately understood, and not persuasion. >>>! When will we get rid of this inferiority complex cultivated by our liberals and will not realize once and for all that only the power of the Russian Armed Forces can be a guarantee of our security!
    1. not good
      not good 13 November 2013 12: 17
      +4
      When will we get rid of this inferiority complex cultivated by our liberals and once and for all do not realize that only the power of the Russian armed forces can guarantee our security! [/ Quote]

      To avoid inferiority complexes, the heirs of Chubais and other henchmen of the West should be removed from power. Until the sane patriots and not liberals prevail in the Russian political elite, most of the adopted laws will cause bewilderment among the population.
      1. kartalovkolya
        kartalovkolya 14 November 2013 11: 33
        0
        In my opinion, someone here simply confused the "gift of God" with scrambled eggs: yes, our people do not have any inferiority complex, it is the liberals and their masters who have it - fear and inferiority complex, which our people instilled in them back in 41-45. And to call a gang of adventurers and crooks who, with the help of overseas masters, got into power, is simply nonsense and misunderstanding to call the "political elite"!
  22. ed65b
    ed65b 13 November 2013 12: 08
    +1
    The author poured water and forgot to wash, the answer is what Au? Only lazy people are not talking about threats.
    1. Very old
      Very old 13 November 2013 15: 46
      0
      EDDY, read the comments on the entire tape:
      Lots of answers! All are applicable. Will need to apply them.
    2. Ascetic
      Ascetic 13 November 2013 17: 40
      +6
      Quote: ed65b
      The author poured water and forgot to wash, the answer is what Au? Only the lazy one does not speak about threats.


      Let's start with what is the background of the creation of the US global missile defense system. Initially, there was a missile defense system that was able, with varying degrees of success, to shoot down warheads at the final stage of approaching the target, flying along a ballistic trajectory. But we now have the RC "Voevoda" (aka "Satan") equipped with controlled BB. Which is impossible to shoot down the then existing missile defense system. (Besides, when fifty warheads fall from heaven, forty of which are false, but indistinguishable from the real practically insoluble). Then the Americans came up with the idea of ​​shooting down the actual rocket while it was still flying in space. This idea was called SDI-: combat orbital ships, laser weapons pumped by a nuclear explosion and other high-tech achievements on the brink or even beyond fiction. Elements of this system were even created and tested, although everything ended up with colorful pictures and cartoons a la Star Wars with Jedi Reagan in the title role and Evil Empire = USSR. Then the Union collapsed together with the Warsaw bloc and they had the idea to shoot down our missiles are on OUT and in the stratosphere, and for this we need to surround our operating bases as close as possible with our missile defense systems, both land-based and sea-based. But here again it does not grow together. for such a small detail as the upper stage on Yars and additional remote control systems allow not only to increase the initial velocity of the rocket, but also allow it to maneuver on OUT and fly along a quasi-ballistic trajectory. The same Topol-M, the probability of knocking down with such a system is very doubtful: it starts much faster than its predecessors, and therefore it is very difficult to react to its start in time. This means that the true purpose of the European missile defense system in Poland and Romania is the possibility of deploying high-precision strike missiles in the future hypersonic ones with the aim of delivering a sudden disarming strike. Two birds with one stone are killed at once - the hypothetical impossibility of Russia to inflict a retaliatory strike on the territory of the USA and the transfer of the theater of operations to the territory of Europe as in the best traditions of world wars. This is actually what strains our leadership, forcing them to look for asymmetric answers to these threats. Both in terms of covering strategic nuclear forces and in terms of delivering preventive strikes.
      1. SV
        SV 13 November 2013 19: 49
        +1
        "Ascetic" +++++
        Finally, something clever, without blanks .......
      2. Onyx
        Onyx 13 November 2013 21: 43
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        Russia to strike back on the territory of the United States and transfer the theater of war to Europe

        And what in this case were we going to do under the USSR, when the Americans put Pershing in the GDR?
  23. Alexander I
    Alexander I 13 November 2013 12: 21
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    The contract is worth nothing if it is not fixed by guns
  24. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 13 November 2013 13: 04
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    Surprisingly the presence of individuals that are minus this article. fool
    I am not sure that in Washington and Brussels they imagine all the possibilities of our military potential. Similarly, our fellow citizens do not have a complete picture of Russia's defense capability. It should be amply and in detail - without giving out military secrets, it is clear - to inform those whom we call “Western partners” that we can really adequately respond to the deployment of a missile defense system in Europe at our doorstep. Why, you and I, too, should know this. So far, we have not announced a broader “protocol of intent”. Or - do not bring the scattered data together. But it's time ...

    It is high time, both in word and deed, and as hard and louder as possible.
    Another bast in a row.
    The book, and translated and sold, is good, but a couple of powerful films in the style of "Independence Day", about how and with what "partners" with their mongrels go to ashes, I think, can have a much more powerful effect on their electorate and public opinion. Do not spare money, especially if you stop the state. funding of anti-Russian crap like "Stalingrad" and vyser Mikhalkov (after all, something is probably being removed, or planned), then there will be no need to look for money.
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  27. vlad.svargin
    vlad.svargin 13 November 2013 15: 21
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    Having chosen Iran as their enemy, making it an enemy of Europe, Antonov continued, the Americans are trying to implement their missile defense plans, which in fact create a problem for Russian-American and Russian-NATO relations. "Missile defense existed in the USSR, then in Russia and in the United States," the deputy minister explained. "Now we are talking about additional elements that appear in Europe near the Russian border and which they say they do not threaten Russia." Nevertheless, "in this situation, the Ministry of Defense is developing military-technical measures that will not allow us to bleed and protect our country," Antonov emphasized.

    This is a little reassuring, but NATO, like any pack of predators, understands only power. It is necessary to use adequate measures more strictly and in every possible way to support potential allies (not satisfied with US policy)
  28. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 14 November 2013 11: 24
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    Well, you had enough, my friend, "Pershing" in the GDR, maybe you wanted to say in the FRG!
    1. Onyx
      Onyx 14 November 2013 12: 06
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      Well, you had enough, my friend, "Pershing" in the GDR, maybe you wanted to say in the FRG!

      Of course, in Germany. Typo occurred over the park