This is a defense budget of confrontation giving preference to pressure instead of negotiations and diplomacy.
Nobody’s security will be enhanced but the damage may be irreparable. Sanctions may delay the development of new technologies in Russia or China but they can’t prevent their emergence.
The United States could do much more to make the global non-proliferation regime more effective. Hopefully, the issue will be addressed in a constructive way at the US-Russian summit in Helsinki scheduled on July 16.
A very important international body has just been turned into a tool for playing political games instead of doing the job it was initially created for.
Creating a Space Force would most certainly prompt other nations to respond, which would in turn trigger a destabilizing form of competition.
A range of options and angles should be explored to find a resolution to the most serious crisis in the 55-year history of nuclear arms control since the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963.
NATO is rapidly increasing the tempo of military activities near Russia on unprecedented scale, undermining whatever is left of European security.
The new flexible warhead dangerously lowers the nuclear threshold. Any commander-in-chief would feel less restrained from using low-yield ordnance in a crisis.