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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

"There may be news outlets that believe they have Russia's meddling and motives pegged as it relates to the U.S., but having negotiated with the Soviets on behalf of five U.S. presidents, I would wager that reporters have gauged but a small fraction of behind-the-scenes activities. I can shed some light on the mindset with which the Russians approach dealings with the U.S., having spent decades negotiating strategic arms reduction agreements with the Soviets and, eventually, nuclear disarmament. President Reagan told me he heard the Russians were "difficult," but as I said to him, that hardly begins to describe their techniques for twisting and circumventing the rules. I long wondered if it was possible to reach satisfactory agreements with them…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


Tgunner23 Dec 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Yeah, that was a fascinating read. Thanks for posting it Armand.

Zyphyr23 Dec 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

Great article.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2017 10:11 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it too my friends!. (smile)


Achtung Minen24 Dec 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

Seems to me a perfect example of why the Soviets lost the Cold War. More concerned with gimmicks than real work and results.

14Bore24 Dec 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Yes very interesting

RudyNelson25 Dec 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

The only reason the Soviets lost, no longer felt it was winnable, was the development of the neutron bomb by the Americans. Within a few years of its development they collapsed.
The idea of killing soldiers without harming the infrastructure was vital and a game changer.

lincolnlog26 Dec 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

Great read, thanks.

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