In the US, they offer to immediately begin negotiations with Russia on strategic offensive arms without waiting for China


His opinion on US-Russian negotiations on a new version of the strategic offensive arms reduction (START) treaty was expressed by retired US Army Colonel Expert John Fairlamb. His article is published by The Hill.


The author believes that the United States should be careful when agreeing to negotiate its own hypersonic devices. America needs a conventional long-range missile, but with a hypersonic gliding unit. It is currently a priority program for the US Department of Defense.

If today we had clear evidence that North Korea is preparing missiles with nuclear warheads and a range that allows us to reach US territory, we only have classic striking means to strike at them. The possibility of a faster strike would be very welcome

- writes Mr. Fairlamb.

Russia and China are afraid of such a system, he continues, because if deployed in significant quantities, it is able to provide the possibility of a first strike at their strategic targets.

We currently do not plan to create a nuclear version of [such hypersonic weapons], and could agree to limit the number of deployed weapons of this class. However, the very definition of a hypersonic aircraft should be carefully agreed upon.

- summarizes the military expert.

Also, Mr. Fairlamb does not believe that negotiations on a strategic offensive arms treaty should not be delayed, pending China's accession to it.
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  1. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 5 May 2020 10: 05
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    Retired US Army Colonel John Fairlamb agrees to START negotiations? Great. good It remains to wait for his appointment to the post of Minister of Defense and you can talk. yes
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      Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 10: 22
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      Quote: 123
      It remains to wait for his appointment to the post of minister.

      Yeah, the frank PR of Boyko recalled at the expense of DAM (then it didn’t work):

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        123 (123) 5 May 2020 10: 30
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        I do not see analogies. Reprinting the opinions of an American military pensioner has nothing to do with this video.
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          Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 10: 34
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          Let me explain - the analogy is in the fact that a person (Boyko / retiree) expresses himself who does not have an influence on the ongoing processes, but who would like (perhaps through other interested parties) to influence them. The “retiree” provided the platform for this action to The Hill, and for Dmitry Boyko, Dmitry Anatolyevich.
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 5 May 2020 11: 50
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    Russia needs to set tough conditions at such negotiations. The complete withdrawal of US troops from Europe and Japan, the reduction of the US Navy by 4 times, at least. With the abandonment of the construction of new nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers and UDC, at least for 20 years. But no, it’s not here either !!!
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 May 2020 11: 45
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      And where are such fantasies from? Are you sure that we need that contract much less?
      1. bear040 Offline
        bear040 6 May 2020 21: 44
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        We are confident and we are professionals, unlike the alcoholic Sobchak and her drinking buddies with Rains and Apples !!! And somehow, without the drunken Bandera, we will decide how to live in our own country!
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      bzbo (Black doctor) 6 May 2020 16: 16
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      And the relocation of New Zealanders and Australians to the homeland of their ancestors.