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U.S. to announce missile launches

May 21, 2010

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— The United States has agreed to notify other nations before it launches most ballistic missile tests or satellites, in a measure that builds on a landmark arms agreement with Russia and is meant to encourage Moscow to reciprocate.

The American decision was contained in a confidential note made available Thursday to The Associated Press and confirmed by three diplomats familiar with the issue.

The move is less far-reaching — or binding — than the treaty signed last month by the U.S. and Russian presidents that outlines cuts in both nations’ massive nuclear arsenals. But it is significant in reflecting Washington’s determination to build on the success of that agreement.

For years, Russia voluntarily provided such pre-notifications regarding the launch of ballistic missile tests or satellites. But it stopped doing that two years ago, complaining that the U.S. and other nations were not following suit.

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years, 11 months ago

I thought we did this anyways? As a matter of fact I know we do on certain launches, I have a buddy that works in AFSPC (Air Force Space Command) and he related all the coordination that goes on with other countries whenever we launch a satellite, etc.

Lord knows if I was running the U.S. and was about to launch a test missile I'd at least notify Russia and China. Wouldn't want them to jump the gun thinking we're launching against them. It's also a good practice if we decide to strike first... call them up tell them were testing a couple missiles, it's nothing to worry about.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 11 months ago

Will North Korea start announcing when they are going to launch torpedos at South Korean naval vessels?

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 11 months ago

Dennis Blair was just fired by Obama. Obama didn't like being told the truth. He wants someone like Brennan who will tell him what he wants to hear. More transformation on the way!

May god bless.

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barrypenders 3 years, 11 months ago

Israel is about to get the love they deserve from the 'Aryan' named state on Iran.

Peace, Hope and Change will envelope the world and N. Korea will scabbard their Hwandudaedo.

Stimulus, Poser Jihad, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us all

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barrypenders 3 years, 11 months ago

Israel is about to get the love they deserve from the 'Aryan' named state on Iran.

Peace, Hope and Change will envelope the world and N. Korea will scabbard their Hwandudaedo.

Stimulus, Poser Jihad, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us all

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oldvet 3 years, 11 months ago

We could start by announcing that we will launch nuclear missiles at Iran and North Korea when any nuclear device is detonated against the US. Quit apologizing to our enemies and put them on notice... one strike and you're history...

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barrypenders 3 years, 11 months ago

The Poser continues his 'Transformation' exposing the USA soft underbelly. Now that the 'Blessed One' has exposed himself as a Poser, N. Korea is rattling its Hwandudaedo.

Who else on the Planet is ready to slay America?

Stimulus, Jihad Transformation, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us all

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