The KGB man in Moscow is a bit worried about US missile defense, and he’s delaying a final settlement in nuclear arms reduction talks.
Prime Minister Putin says that Russia must develop new offensive weapons systems to balance against possible US missile defense deployments.
President Obama said in September that he would scrap the proposed system in Central Europe, while retaining the right to deploy a sea-based system to protect against strikes by “rogue” states.
The difficulty here is that Russia still has not accepted that it is essentially a Third World dictatorship with a vast arsenal of weapons, a declining population, and a deep distrust of the West and democracy.
But it’s not an insurmoutable hurdle. A deal will be struck, because it’s in the interests of both sides.
Gorilla says: “The bear is growling but the flesh is weak!”