NMD REPRESENTS THE COMPLETION OF AN AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY TO THREATEN RUSSIA
George Szamuely April 8, 2001 The Observer SECTION: Observer News Pages, Pg. 25 HEADLINE: Comment: Russia: land of the free: //VT2002acsln
US policymakers disingenuously profess to be baffled by European and Russ ian concerns about the missile defence system. It's not complicated. There is no reason for a country to abrogate an arms control treaty unless it wishes to better pursue an aggressive policy. On top of Nato encirclement and possible US invulnerability there are the ethnic separatist movements within the Russian Federation being egged on by the US.