DISADVANTAGE/PLAN CAUSES MISSILE DEFENSE
LINK: SANCTIONS REPEAL INCREASES PRESSURES FOR NMD
MISSILE DEFENSE IS SEEN AS A SUBSTITUTE POLICY FOR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS
ROBERT E. HUNTER, senior advisor at Rand Corp., Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1999, SECTION: Metro; Part B; Page 9; HEADLINE: COMMENTARY; U.S. CAN'T MAKE SENSE OF ITS MILITARY DOMINANCE; WANTED: A STRATEGIC CONSENSUS ON HOW BEST TO PROTECT U.S. SECURITY; THE TREATY IS BUT ONE PART OF THE EFFORT. // ln-10-29-99-acs
Instead, we are seeking to keep others from becoming a nuclear threat to us. Thus we impose sanctions on Iraq and Iran and tie relations with Moscow to its withholding nuclear advice from them; attempt a carrot-and-stick approach to North Korea; hope that relations with China will not turn sour; and plan a limited national missile defense system to intercept a handful of missiles from "rogue" states.
LINK: APPEASEMENT POLICY ON ECONOMIC SANCTIONS TOWARDS SO-CALLED "ROGUE" STATES MOBILIZES SUPPORTERS OF NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE
ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER, Los Angeles Times, October 8, 1999, Part A; Page 1; HEADLINE: SENATE TO WEIGH RATIFICATION OF NUCLEAR TEST-BAN TREATY // ln-acs
Republicans argue that the best deterrent the United States could provide would be to develop a national missile defense system. They also want the administration to be more aggressive in imposing economic sanctions on countries that engage in nuclear proliferation.
FEAR OF LIFTING SANCTIONS MOBILIZES FORCES PRESSURING FOR NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE
James O. Goldsborough, The San Diego Union-Tribune September 23, 1999, Pg. B-13 HEADLINE: When blackmail is a far smaller price to pay // ln-10/99-acs
Perry's deal is not going to be popular in Congress. It will be an issue in the presidential campaign, and the Clinton administration will be accused of selling out, of putting U.S. security at risk.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican campaign paymaster, wants to build a fence. He is using North Korea for fund-raising. McConnell argues that North Korea's missiles can kill "hundreds of thousands of our citizens." The reason is, he says, that "the Clinton-Gore Administration for years refused to allow deployment of the military's missile defense program."