Trump Leaning Against Extending Arms Treaty

President Trump And President Putin Hold A Joint Press Conference After Summit

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Moscow’s new weapons violate New START, INF treaties, undermine arms control

Trump administration officials expressed doubts the 2010 New START arms treaty will be extended over concerns about Moscow’s failure to comply with that and several other arms treaties.

The Pentagon, meanwhile, is moving ahead with designing a new ground-based missile to counter Russia’s illegal cruise missiles built in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty. Continue reading

REVEALED: Russia spy planes in Britain’s skies… and UK Government is ASSISTING the jets

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S spy planes are flying over the skies of Britain – and the UK Government have welcomed the Russian jets with open arms.

And the relationship between the two super powers appears to be so cosy, that the UK air force personnel will be aboard the spy planes.

Russian airmen have been given the green light to carry out reconnaissance missions in British airspace as part of a treaty that was drawn up in the aftermath of the Cold War.

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Russians Violating New START Arms Treaty

Russia enters agreements not to abide by them, but to force America to abide by them. Russia, as a treaty cheat, realizes Americas thinking will not allow itself to take any path but the good and honest one. Therefore Russia knows it can keep cheating on arms treaties while America takes notice and attempts to only diplomatically reign it in through angry letters and warnings.

Until America realizes Russia absolutely cannot be trusted, this will be repeated until grave consequences unfold.

 

Treaties are like pie crusts, they are made to be broken”

– Vladimir Lenin.

 

Moscow tried to deceive inspectors on missile cuts, U.S. says

U.S. nuclear arms inspectors recently discovered that Russia is violating the New START arms treaty by improperly eliminating SS-25 mobile missiles, American defense officials said.

The violations were discovered during an on-site inspection carried out in Russia in April, said officials familiar with details of the inspection. Continue reading

Russia wants to fly surveillance planes over US with advanced cameras, congressional staffer says

Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.

Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed observation flights over the entire territory of all 34 member nations to foster transparency about military activity and help monitor arms control and other agreements. Senior intelligence and military officials, however, worry that Russia is taking advantage of technological advances to violate the spirit of the treaty. Continue reading

Russia To Conduct Inspection Mission Over United States

A group of Russian military observers will carry out an inspection mission over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty on April 8-16, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian inspectors, accompanied by U.S. officials, will be flying on board a Tupolev Tu-154 LK-1 plane from the Travis Air Force Base in California along a designated route totaling 4,250 kilometers (2,640 miles).

It will be the eighth observation mission carried out by Russian inspectors over territories of Open Skies Treaty member countries in 2012.

The Open Skies Treaty, signed in 1992 at the initiative of U.S. President George W. Bush, establishes a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territories of its 34 member states to promote openness and the transparency of military forces and activities.

Full article: Russia To Conduct Inspection Mission Over United States (Eurasia Review)