LINK: USA MISSILE DEFENSE CREATES THE ANTI-USA AXIS
USA NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE DRIVES RUSSIA AND CHINA TOGETHER
JOHN POMFRET; STAFFWRITER WASHINGTON POST, The Plain Dealer, November 11, 1999 SECTION: NATIONAL; Pg. 10A HEADLINE: CHINESE CRITICIZE U.S. EFFORT TO BUILD ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSE // acs-ln-11-19-99
Western diplomats predict that an enhanced American missile shield will result in even closer security ties between Moscow and Beijing. Russia already sells China about $1 billion of weapons a year.
USA MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM WILL BRING CHINA AND RUSSIA CLOSER TOGETHER
Janadas Devan The Straits Times (Singapore), October 31, 1999, SECTION: Review Focus shield"; Pg. 41 HEADLINE: Missile talks up in the air // ln-acs-11-11-99
A Russian admiral bluntly warned the Americans that China will be Russia's "number one ally" in the endeavour to beat NMD as well as the theatre-missile defence (TMD) system that the US and Japan are proposing to install in East Asia.
Russia, he said, has discussed with China diplomatic as well as military and technical countermeasures to NMD.
China would have a pressing interest in such cooperation. Not only may a US anti-missile defence system negate its second-strike retaliatory capacity to a far greater extent than it will Russia's, it may well have to contend with TMD systems installed near its shores in Japan, South Korea, and possibly Taiwan
NMD DRIVES RUSSIA AND CHINA TOGETHER INTO AN ALLIANCE
PAUL MANN January 22, 2001 Aviation Week & Space Technology SECTION: WASHINGTON IN TRANSITION; Vol. 154, No. 4; Pg. 26 HEADLINE: Bush Team Rethinks Strategic Doctrine //VT2002acsln
Russia, joined by China, is adamantly opposed to missile defense and the prospect of the ABM Treaty's abolition is a factor in the long-term revival of strategic cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.
MISSILE DEFENSE DEPLOYM,ENT CAUSES A RUSSIA-CHINA AXIS
John Donnelly, Globe Staff, The Boston Globe, October 19, 1999, SECTION: NATIONAL/FOREIGN; Pg. A1 HEADLINE: Arms control specialists see risk in US treaty moves // ln-10-29-99-acs
Another is China's response, and whether Russia and China would move closer together if the United States deploys a missile defense that could be interpreted in Moscow and Beijing as protection from Russian and Chinese missiles, not just those from Iran or North Korea.
RUSSIA IS WILLING TO RENEGOTIATE THE ABM TREATY, BUT QUICK DEPLOYMENT WILL CAUSE THEM TO BACKLASH STRONGLY
The Times (London) August 18, 1999, HEADLINE: Club mad // lnu-acs
Moscow, after long refusal, has agreed at least to discuss this - if only in the context of creating a "global security system". These talks will be extremely difficult. If American technological progress on "Star Wars II" were to outstrip the lethargic pace of diplomacy, Congress would press Mr Clinton, or his successor, hard for swift deployment. That would then breach the ABM treaty's strict agreed limits on the establishment of air defence systems. A furious Russia would put wider nuclear arms control on ice.