Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8117 times:
100 B-1Bs? Hardly. Try more like 80 at most. And even if Russia wanted them, how the heck do they expect to pay for them? They're still broker than I was in college. INCLUDING the days when I had to ration out the ramen!
Makes for dry reading but it, along with the other treaties will show you that it was as "fair" as the two governments could make it for the time.
You seem to want to live in the USSR of twenty-five years ago....The fact is that Russia does not need that type of bomber as the threats it faces today are much more internal and from immediate neighbors. Russia is much better off today spending the money on internal development than on high priced power projection.