Accession Number:

ADA339299

Title:

Recognizing the Obvious Bush Should Declare the ABM Treaty Dead

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HERITAGE FOUNDATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

In televised speech to the Russian people on January 29, Russias President Boris Yeltsin called for the United States and Russia to create and jointly operate a global defense system. One day earlier, in his State of the Union address, George Bush affirmed his own commitment to strategic defense, or SDI. Washington and Moscow now both are on record in favor of deploying defenses against missile attacks. Then late last week, Yeltsin at the United Nations reaffirmed his Moscow statement. The common Bush-Yeltsin view is not surprising. Both of their countries face a growing danger of accidental, unauthorized, or irrational attacks from an expanding number of states armed with ballistic missiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE