That’s how I read this. Russia President Medvedev is disturbed at how well the United States missile defense network is working, so Medvedev is now threatening to point Russia’s offensive missiles at NATO’s defensive missile sites in Europe.
Not really. Reducing nukes I imagine makes a nation safer, if the two who sign on are the only countries with nukes. Inspections make sense, except the Russians have exceptions to some inspections, namely their ground launchers. Swell. But most of all, this is a bad treaty because the Russians believe we must stop development of our missile defense. And that my friends is the rub in this one. Read more
There’s more at stake here with the passing of the new START treaty than our relationship with Russia and nuclear proliferation. As Fox New analyst Peter Brooks pointed out yesterday, it’s critical to our defense from attacks from emerging powers like Iran and North Korea. But last night I happened across a post over at Black Five I thought you might find interesting. Read more
I’m pretty certain terrorists, Chinese and the Russians will determine this is a threat, but this is a purely self defense measure. Who can deny creating missile shields and having the ability to shoot down ICBMs is a bad thing?
To ensure everyone likes the USA, President Obama’s approach is to set an example – for Russia, Iran, North Korea and other nuclear states – by cutting our own nuke arsenal and denying missile defense systems for Poland and the Czech Republic. There will be no peace without strength.
Update (Jim): The 33 minutes video trailer has been added to this post.
From the Heritage Foundation, here is the link to the site and the movie trailer for 33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age. Read more