Tag: Missile defense
Washington’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty is just the latest move against Russia that will serve to intensify an arms race on the European continent that is already underway. It may also force Russia to take things to the next level.
Trump appears to have surrendered to the anti-arms control philosophy of John Bolton, who views such agreements as unduly restricting American power. Both Bolton and Trump appear to be trying to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
This is a defense budget of confrontation giving preference to pressure instead of negotiations and diplomacy.
The Aegis Ashore deployment is a reality Russia cannot ignore. It will adapt its military planning accordingly.