The expert called the Minuteman III trials in the United States a political demonstration
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The US Air Force Global Strikes Command has reported successful tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The report indicated that the rocket flew nearly seven thousand kilometers and fell in the area of Kwajalein Atoll. The military leadership said that the accuracy and reliability of the missiles remains high.
Vladimir Bogatyrev, chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Associations of Reserve Officers of the Armed Forces (MEGAPIR), is confident that the United States had thought of everything in advance and pursued several goals at once.
“The tests are taking place right now, a few days before the US presidential elections, this is, of course, an element of a political demonstration by the president and the country’s military leadership,” Bogatyrev told Sputnik radio.
At the same time, the maneuvers were intended to remind of the need to modernize nuclear weapons, because Minuteman III has long been in the US Army and requires replacement.