Russian media said the U.S. warships did not fire machine instructions leap improvement in bilateral relations
Russian an Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft in the Barents Sea close to the U.S. in international waters, “Taylor” frigate, from U.S. warships recently when no more than 45 meters, height about 30 meters from the sea.
newspaper correspondent Mukang De
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on September 15 held talks in Washington. The talks more than five hours, agreed to expand military exchanges. Russian media commented that this show in 2008 after Russia’s conflict into the bottom of the frame of bilateral military relations have been warmer. U.S. Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday, September 10 and 11, the Russian military machine twice approaching the U.S. ships, but “not a hostile act.” To know during the Cold War, both ships and aircraft so close (less than 45 meters) contact, enough to cause “accidental discharge.”
two defense minister said the armed forces to streamline a very painful
Voice of America 15 reports, this is the first time in five years, the Russian defense minister to visit Washington. In more than five hours of talks, Gates told reporters: “To develop an increasingly broad US-Russian relations, defense cooperation is an important part, especially now, our two countries are facing many similar threats and challenges.”
VOA analysis, whether Gates or Serdyukov, the two sides have found common ground between the two countries, but two defense ministers also personally involved in cutting defense spending, a thorough reform of the armed forces and weed out the superfluous and unqualified the number of generals and other senior officials, and many other important matters. Gates admits: “We both are struggling to achieve the reduction targets, which is very painful, but reform of the armed forces of the two countries is very necessary.” And this is quite Serdyukov agreed. He said that in addition to the topic of the armed forces reductions in both countries, the “we discussed the missile defense system, both the challenges and our joint working group’s progress and other issues.”
U.S. warships did not leap in the Russian military machine misfires
to VOA Pentagon, a senior official told reporters that Russia allow the U.S. and NATO by Russian the territory of the troops and supplies to the battlefields of Afghanistan, Gates said Serdyukov have to thank. Voice of America said that in 2008 the Russian “invasion” of Georgia, resulting in US-Russian tensions. U.S. and Russian defense officials and the resumption of dialogue between the considerable progress, which is seen as the two sides to overcome their distrust of the long-term problems. Serdyukov told reporters, his first visit to the United States should have positive results. Typically, Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks with other countries, no more than two or three hours they talk so long, shows signs of warming up of bilateral military relations is obvious.
Daifulapan 17, the Pentagon spokesman, said the Russian military an Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft in international waters in the Barents Sea close to the U.S. military, “Taylor” frigate, recent time-distance U.S. warships not more than 45 meters, height about 30 meters from the sea. “Taylor” was just at the end of the visit to the Russian port of Murmansk. 11, a Russian warship from the helicopter and take off on the “Taylor” was doing the same thing. However, Lapan said the U.S. warships “that they are not regarded as hostile action.” U.S. “Stars and Stripes” 17 reported that U.S. ships in international waters by the Russian military machine leap of things, had also occurred, but if during the Cold War, this event is sufficient to allow both “accidental discharge.” During the Cold War, there is agreement between the Soviet Union: close to or watch each other’s ships should be kept a certain distance; not ship with weapons pointing at each other; actions that may endanger the nearby sailing ships and aircraft flight operations should be issued 3 to 5 days in advance notices. Clearly, the height of 30 meters, 45 meters leap U.S. warships, was unthinkable during the Cold War, which also shows the improvement of US-Russian military relationship.