The US explained why Moscow showed the "Vanguard" to the US military

Recently we Reportedas the Russian Ministry of Defense, at the end of November 2019, demonstrated the Avangard missile system to American inspectors. After that, the West began to actively discuss what it is connected with.

For example, an honorary professor at Columbia University in the City of New York, Robert Legvold, born in 1940, from the United States, believes that the demonstration by Russians of the Avant-garde hypersonic complex by the Americans is most likely an act of goodwill Moscow, which is trying to push Washington to START-3 in this way.

Legvold told about this RIA News in Geneva, on the sidelines of the Luxembourg Forum meeting, specifying that Russia is trying to increase US interest, since after the termination of the existing START-2 Treaty it will be impossible to inspect each other's nuclear arsenals.

This initiative of Moscow, in my opinion, is designed to increase US interest in extending the START Treaty, since without this agreement the parties will not be able to monitor each other’s nuclear arsenals

said Legwold.

At the same time, Legvold is not sure that the Moscow initiative will work - “this is a big question,” said an expert who has doubts about this. He thinks that the domestic political situation in the United States is where the presidential election is due to take place in November 2020. At the same time, the opponents of incumbent President Donald Trump from the US Democratic Party stand for START-3.

I doubt it. I don’t think that the Americans will say: "Oh, this is really a good reason to keep the agreement." With pessimism, I look at the prospect of extending START-3, despite the fact that the main opponents of this, John Bolton and some of his colleagues, have already been dismissed from the administration

- Legvold explained.

It should be recalled that the Luxembourg International Forum on Nuclear Disaster Prevention (founded in 2007) is an international non-governmental organization that brings together leading international experts (including former high-ranking officials) in the field of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, nuclear materials and delivery vehicles. At the same time, Legvold in the past headed the Harriman Institute for the Study of the USSR (Harriman Institute, previously called the Russian Institute (Russian Institute), one of whose graduates was Zbigniew Brzezinski) at the same Columbia University, was the director of the Sovietology program of the Council on Foreign Relations, director programs to rethink the Russian direction in policy USA at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-chair of the Carnegie Endowment Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative.

It must be added that the latest Russian Avangard complex, which is due to take up combat duty in December 2019, is indeed causing a nervous reaction in the West.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 5 December 2019 15: 31
    Now, if you think about all this a little deeper, isn’t it nonsense?
    The issues of real world security, or simply relations between third countries, are not considered by Americans as objective problems, but only as an instrument of their own internal political struggle and election races, which, as it seems, never end, smoothly flowing into one another .. .
    I have the impression that in the States the "elites" are so overwhelmed (the softest that comes to mind) that, based on all this, the United States itself with its fucking political system and its snickering representatives has become the biggest threat to the existence of mankind today! Apparently, they really think that everything around them, the whole globe, is just a game, something like a chessboard on which they move pieces ...
    If this country has such very real physical forces, and with such a separation of leading circles from the surrounding reality, the United States, in its current form, is simply subject to destruction until all humanity is destroyed through their fault ...
    These are the thoughts that come to mind if you try to think about all this ... sad
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  2. zenitovets Offline zenitovets
    zenitovets (Ivan) 5 December 2019 20: 56
    To make you out of fear!
    1. Upmost Offline Upmost
      Upmost (Innocent) 6 December 2019 23: 56
      Quote: zenitovets
      To make you out of fear!

      From what "causal places" do they have to do it there in the US?
      Is Russian weapons (stationary) somewhere in Venezuela, Panama or Ecuador?
      Host of submarines and ships of the Russian Federation ply "neutral" near the US coast?

      Quite the opposite. That is why the Russian Federation continues to demonstrate "vigorous-loaf-scarecrows".

      But, as I already said in other comments, such "scarecrows" that the Russian Federation has in unit quantities, and located on its territory, in the USA will not frighten even a mouse.

      All this "artillery" is from them behind tens of thousands of kilometers. Across the seas, hail, and overseas countries.
      To think that such distant "scarecrows" will scare someone is really ridiculous.
      1. plabu Offline plabu
        plabu 7 December 2019 07: 24
        Which ones? Yes, just by the fact of its availability, but all your other thoughts about tens of thousands and so on - the main thing is that it can and, if necessary, destroy it, as long as this is enough - otherwise your dearly beloved partners just love to bomb someone without risk of getting an answer, but when there is an answer, then the same partners become much whiter and more fluffy ...
        And the host of ships and other things why do we need? We do not need that amount.
        And about your "will not frighten" - already, and this is quite noticeable.
  3. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 8 December 2019 16: 55
    Quote: 321
    Yes, just upon its availability

    And what gives such actual availability?
    Nothing more than a "scarecrow".
    But do not frighten the adversary so much, but he continues to promote his NATO infrastructure to the East.

    And here's another thing:

    When the United States deployed Pershing-1985 to the FRG in 2, there were over 100 launchers there, not just one. Those. it was an impact force, not a bogeyman.
    And, taking into account the capabilities of this missile, the number of missiles, and the flight time, the Soviet leadership became quite "tense".

    It immediately turns out this way: the US is moving its infrastructure further along EUROPE towards RUSSIA.
    RUSSIA is showing the United States its complex (one-time "scarecrow"), at the same time bearing in mind that it will be aimed at EUROPE.
    The United States is hundreds of tens of thousands of kilometers from this complex, unlike EUROPE.
    So who is BECOMING scared here, and who SHOULD BECOME?

    Just the wonders of geopolitics.
  4. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 8 December 2019 16: 58
    Quote: 321
    We don’t need that much

    Well, at least you don't have enough money to rivet even a third of the size of the US fleet.

    And on the bill of necessity - why then does China build a navy at an accelerated pace that EXCEED the pace of the US?
    Oh, well, yes, the Americans, the Chinese, and the USSR (where a lot of large ships and submarines were also riveted, and not just "Mosek" -Karakurt) are all fools. Here in the modern Russian Federation - here, yes, geniuses.