Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Being back in the Cold War (Continued)

This post is a sort of continuation of the post of 13dec08, in which I recognised that we are now back in a Cold War between the USSR and the USA (see:

Having torn up the the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) arms treaty, which was a key step towards the end of the Cold War, it is not at all surprising that Russia wants to continue with the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (SART) which expires in December 2009:

WHY is Russia so keen on continuing with SART? Because, given its preponderance in conventional forces, Russia does not want the US's nuclear lead to increase....

Should the US continue with SART? Not if Russia does not continue with CFE...

The two treaties are in fact two sides of the same issue, which is arms reduction (including nuclear arms reduction) and military personnel reduction - worldwide. Sphere: Related Content

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