Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
by Ivanka Barzashka
| May. 14, 2012
The Russians’ main technical concerns included fast interceptor missiles that might be fielded in northern Europe near Russia’s borders, making them possible threats to Moscow’s strategic deterrent.
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Good description of the statements and positions, a little light on digging into the technical merits.
In "Pax Americana" the former head of US missile defense calls it the biggest con job ever. The Russian positioning implies a fear that the missile defense could work. This maps into Kennedy's stated fear that some miscalculation or insanity could result in annihilation of life on the planet.
All nuclear weapons need to be removed and destroyed. Society has to evolve or die from it's military disease.