What Trump Can Expect From Putin, by Ray McGovern

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The deployment of US Anti-Ballistic Missile systems around Russia’s borders is a make or break issue for the Russians. From Ray McGovern at antiwar.com:

In the style of a President’s Daily Brief for President Trump:

When you meet with President Putin next week, you can count on him asking you why the U.S. is encircling Russia with antiballistic missile systems.

Putin regarded the now-defunct Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty as the key to maintaining the nuclear-weapons balance between the United States and Russia and told filmmaker Oliver Stone that the US withdrawal from the treaty in 2001 and the follow-on US deployment of ABM batteries could “destroy this balance. And that’s a great mistake.”

For decades, the Russians have viewed an invulnerable nuclear-tipped strategic missile force as a deterrent to a US attack though they have never displayed an inclination to commit suicide by actually firing them.

From this perspective, Putin wonders…

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