Register here

Author Topic: U.S. military to test missiles banned under faltering nuclear pact with Russia  (Read 207 times)

Offline seruriermarshal

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 865
U.S. military to test missiles banned under faltering nuclear pact with Russia

March 13 at 6:22 PM

The Pentagon is gearing up to test missiles banned by a Cold War-era arms control pact with Russia that is set to end formally this summer after President Trumpís withdrawal over Russian violations.

The U.S. military plans to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 600 miles in August and a midrange ballistic missile with a range of about 1,800 to 2,500 miles in November, according to senior U.S. defense officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive military matters.

The testing, production and deployment of missiles with those ranges is prohibited by the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or the INF Treaty. But Trump withdrew from the treaty on Feb. 1 and triggered a formal six-month wait period before the final expiry of the agreement this summer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-military-to-test-missiles-banned-under-faltering-nuclear-pact-with-russia/2019/03/13/289f7860-45b6-11e9-9726-50f151ab44b9_story.html?utm_term=.72b81751b496

Offline stealthflanker

  • CLEARANCE: Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 239
Ok, are we looking at reborn of Pershing II ?

Offline sferrin

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 11233
Ok, are we looking at reborn of Pershing II ?

I would like to believe that.  But more likely they've found an old Polaris missile to blow the dust off to check a box but will no way, no how have any chance of ever becoming a producible weapon. 
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

Offline sferrin

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 11233
"Some proponents of arms control have questioned the strategy around the tests.

 "The Russians have been violating the INF Treaty for years but, instead of focusing world opinion against the Russians, the Trump administration decided to withdraw from the treaty," Adam Smith, the Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said recently.

 "Instead of punishing the Russians, the administration has announced it would sink to the level of the Russians."

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/200858/pentagon-plans-to-test-long_banned-missiles-after-inf-pullout.html

So why exactly is this dumba$$ on the House Armed Services Committee?  I guess he thinks we haven't been punishing the Russians since the Obama administration?  How'd that work out Sparky?  And what about China?  Jesus tap-dancing Christ.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:08:13 am by sferrin »
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.