The Russians were desperate to prevent deployment of any anti-missile shield because they saw it as a statement to their former satellites, a challenge to their very lucrative trade in missile technology and nuclrear weapons development expertise, and a reminder of the fall of the USSR. They went so far as to tie SDI to everything else that they did, raising the subject at every bilateral ebent between the US and Russia, even those that had nothing to do with defense, and even interrupting other speakers in order to make thier dislike ofr missile shields known.
When Reagan first announced ABM missile defense the soviet party followers all decried it as Star Wars stuff But Russia knew it would neutralize their Long Range missiles threat thereby rendering their Missiles threat Neuter.
They are at a disadvantage to America in many areas of warfare but the Soviet Sleepers in the US Government are all hard at work to even the score.
Russia today has lost their technological expertise and their new missile Sub and Missile still has serious design flaws.The deployment of the new American SBX Seagoing Long Range Anti Ballistic Missile Targeting Radar system has given them fits .They have nothing that can match its capabilities.
I'm a little confused on this whole START issue...
Why is this such a big issue now yet wasn't nearly as controversial when JFK, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Bush I did similar measures during the Cold War? Didn't we have SALT I under Nixon and the original START in 1990 or 1991?
I mean the original START had it's genesis under Reagan, who wanted it to be SALT III.
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