The expert: the radar in Georgia won't help Americans
Military expert Ilya Kramnik believes that the possible emergence of American missile defense in Georgia does not threaten Russia's national security.
"You have to understand that missile defense systems, deployed in Georgia, in no way affect Russia's strategic nuclear forces. Since the main aim of our nuclear forces is the United States, the missile trajectory passes not there where they can be brought down by missiles interceptor from Georgia due to certain laws of physics and geography", the expert said in an interview to GeorgiaTimes.
"And even the radar in Georgia won't help the Americans, because, as we know from the course of geography, it is separated from Russia by the Caucasus Mountains. And the radar, located in Georgia, can show nothing at the territory of the Russian Federation. There will be a very large "dead zone". It will be useless as element of a missile defense system", Ilya Kramnik said.
At the same time, the expert said, the possible deployment of American missile defense in Georgia will be very effective in the event of Washington's military operation against Iran.
Note that the representatives of the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate tried to agree on the installation of missile defense of the United States in Georgia. Such a proposal was put forward by four Republican senator - John Kyle, James Risch, Mark Kirk and James Inhofe. They appeled to President Barack Obama with this idea.
Senators' proposal is a response to the conditions of the Turkish Government in connection with the U.S. plans to deploy elements of missile defense. The fact is that Turkey agrees to install new American radar TPY-2 at its territory only if the U.S. would not report Israel information collected by the radar. In addition, Turkey wants to have complete control over the territories where the missile defense system would be deployed.