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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Russian General Warns:"START treaty or not, his nation Will Not Destroy a Single Missile or Launcher before its Service Life is Over"

According to an Article on WND, the START Treaty isn't worth the paper it is written on:

"A Russian general has warned that START treaty or not, his nation will not destroy a single missile or launcher before its service life is over, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

The warning from Lt. Gen. Alexander Burutin, the first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, came in a statement to the Russian Ria Novosti news service that the Russian armed forces will test-launch up to 12 ballistic missiles a year over the next decade.

He said, "We currently carry out 10-12 ballistic missile launches a year and we will maintain this level in the foreseeable future."

His comments came after a meeting some weeks ago of the State Duma Defense Committee, which suggested the Russian parliament ratify a strategic arms reduction deal with the U.S.

Burutin confirmed the treaty would not change the nation's plans, as Russia must transfer to the U.S. telemetric data on only five ballistic missile launches a year.

He said Russia is working on modernizing its missiles and will not destroy any if they still would work.

"A significant portion [of the nuclear arsenal] is in such condition that sooner or later it will be technologically unable to ensure the guaranteed use of nuclear weapons," he explained.

The treaty signed in April in Prague is intended to replace the START 1 treaty that expired."


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