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… What about Our Nation ‘ s Defense , POTUS ?!?! [#missile defense]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 26th,2016

.. he . They actually did it ..

.. which makes for a much more dangerous world for everyone ..

.. there is only so much influence that China can have on THE DPRK . They [China] do not provide much economic support to them at all . Neither does anyone else .. North Koreans have , somehow , managed to orbit a satellite . It was not a repetition of the ham – handed klutzy stunt that the attempted the last time [about a year ago ] ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post analysis ..

.. may god Help us all if they figure out the ” minitureization ” question . Then they will be able to threaten everyone around the Pacific Rim , including the West coast of the U.S. , Alaska , and Hawaii ..

.. It is time to triple – time it on all phases of missile defense . In particular , due to the actions of the insanse [North Korea] and the religious lunatics [Iran]…

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… Mad Vlad is Having a Fit [#US][#Allied missile defense]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 21st,2016

.. temper , temper , Vladimir . You should know better ..

.. the missile defense sites being built in Central Europe are fairly small in size . They are oF no strategic threat to Russia . None ..

.. They are aimed at any possible missile programs and / or missiles that might come out of the Middle East . They are not there to deal with Russia , not in the least ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. you would need something far larger , more comprehensive , and much more sophisticated to deal with the potential threat from Russia’ s ICBMs

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… What in the Hell are the Russkies doing in CA ??!? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. it has to do with missile defence .

.. it is a provision of the so – called “new Start” Treaty that was negotiated and passed in 2009 . Courtesy of that new document , the Russians were granted one surprise inspection of our missile defence interceptor base . in this case , it is the one that is located in California …

more from the Washington Free Beacon …
Russians Inspect Missile Defense Base in California

Single review of five silos a controversial New START provision

Ground Based Interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Russian officials carried out a secret inspection of the base this week / Boeing

BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz
August 22, 2013 5:25 pm

Russian officials this week carried out a secret inspection of the U.S. strategic missile defense base in California as part of the New START arms treaty, according to Obama administration officials.

The inspection of five missile defense interceptors is the only one allowed under the 2010 arms accord. The treaty requires cuts of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic warheads to 1,550.

A defense official said the visit was a treaty verification visit hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

A State Department official declined to comment on the inspection but confirmed it was related to New START. “Implementation activities under New START are confidential,” the official said.

However, Thomas Moore, a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee professional staff member, said the inspection of the base was a controversial part of U.S. and Russian arms talks leading up to New START that was ratified by the Senate in December 2010.

The United States had opposed including the five Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) silos in the treaty inspection terms, said Moore, a specialist on arms control issues.

The Russians refused, and because the five silos had been converted from offensive intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) silos, negotiators settled on a single inspection, Moore said, adding that he believed this week’s Russian review was that inspection.

Russia had demanded including the five silos in New START inspection provisions to monitor the conversion of long-range launch tubes into missile defense shooters.

“The United States is required to conduct a one-time exhibition not later than three years after the treaty entered into force at Vandenberg to show Moscow how it distinguishes GBI silos from ICBM silos,” Moore said.

Ground Based Interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Russian officials carried out a secret inspection of the base this week / Boeing

The treaty prohibits converting any additional ICBM silos at Vandenberg to missile defense silos, and the five current GBI silos, built prior to the treaty, were “grandfathered” into the accord.

“The administration agreed with Russia to provide assurances to Russia that the converted ICBM silos ‘remain incapable’ of launching strategic offensive arms [and] record the distinguishing features that set a GBI-converted intercontinental silo apart from a pure intercontinental silo,” Moore said.

The Russian visit from Aug. 18 to Aug. 23 is the only time the Russians will be allowed to look at the GBI silos to confirm that they have not been converted back into ICBMs.

Moore said the visit does not appear to be part of the Obama administration’s effort to show more transparency toward Moscow as a way to placate Russian opposition to missile defenses, especially in Europe.

“Even if this administration was contemplating some more transparency measures for our missile defenses, these five silos at Vandenberg are a settled matter,” he said. “Moscow gets to confirm what we think makes these silos distinct launchers of GBIs, nothing more, nothing less, and only one time.”

Russia issued a unilateral statement in April 2010 saying that its adherence to the New START treaty would be based on “no qualitative or quantitative buildup in the missile defense system capabilities of the United States.

The Senate conditioned its approval of New START in a resolution that specifically rejected the Russian statement on missile defense. It also said the treaty would not impose limits on missile defense deployments beyond the curb on converting additional ICBM or submarine-launched missiles into missile defense launchers, not including the five at Vandenberg.

The Pentagon currently operates two long-range missile defense interceptor bases at Vandenberg and Fort Greely, Alaska. A third base, for the East Coast, is being studied in response to intelligence assessments that Iran will have a missile capable of hitting the United States by 2015.

The missile defense system, which includes satellite and ground- and sea-based radar and sensors, has been activated several times in recent years in response to North Korean long-range missile tests.

The two western-oriented missile defense bases are focused on countering long-range missiles from North Korea.

The Pentagon in March announced that it will add 14 additional long-range interceptors in Alaska following reports that North Korea has fielded at least six road-mobile ICBMs that can hit the United States.

The 14 new interceptors would be added to the 26 currently deployed in Alaska.

The visit by the Russians is likely to prompt concerns on Capitol Hill from Republicans opposed to the administration’s efforts to share missile defense technology with the Russians.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) revealed in May during congressional testimony from Vice Adm. James D. Syring, director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, that the administration has sought to declassify sensitive missile defense technology that could be shared with Moscow.

As a result, Brooks drafted legislation that would prohibit the Pentagon from releasing classified missile defense know-how to the Russians, specifically advanced hit-to-kill missile defense interceptor technology.

Brooks said at the time that the admiral’s comments were “confirmation that the administration is actively discussing the declassification of our life-saving missile defense technology [and] further affirms the importance of enacting legislation to prevent our critical weapons technology from falling into unreliable hands.”

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… Well , I thought that We were supposed to Benefit from this So – Called ” Russian Reset ” …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 17th,2013

.. Well , at the least , we are not enemies . Not any more . But , we can hardly call the Russians friends , either . An Adversary would be a more accurate term , at least I think . The Russkis have their interests . We have our own . But we should not be kowtowing to the Russians , in order to keep the peace .

.. Russia is engaged in a major buildup of both nuclear and conventional missile defense systems at the same time Moscow is seeking legal limits on U.S. missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.

.. The Russian military is developing and deploying an array of new and modernized anti-missile interceptors that are part of a strategic doctrine that calls for defending against what Moscow believes to be an increasing threat posed by offensive ballistic missiles .

.. A threat from whom , I wonder . We still have the damn things . Just nowhere near as many as we used to have . At least we still have our strategic triad . At least , for now .

.. Disclosure of the Russian missile defense buildup comes as the Obama administration is seeking to reach an agreement that critics say could result in legally binding restrictions on U.S. defenses. There are also fears an agreement with Russia will compromise classified technical data on missile defense that the administration is considering sharing with Russian officials .

.. One official said the administration is suppressing evidence of the Russian defense buildup . Why am I not surprised .

.. Instead, the White House is pressing ahead with questionable missile defense negotiations with Russia that are aimed at mollifying Moscow’s concerns that U.S. and NATO defenses are covertly aimed at countering Moscow’s strategic arsenal .

.. “What gives?” this official asked. “Why is the United States kowtowing and trying to please the Russians over their concerns about our missile defenses, and no one ever says anything about their missile defenses?” In talks with the Russians on missile defense, Obama administration negotiators have not proposed that the Russians limit their missile defenses as part of any agreement, the officials said .

.. What gives , indeed . Those idiots are supposed to be providing for OUR common defence , not behaving like a bunch of wussies before the Russians .

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