St Petersburg International Economic Forum, in June 2016. Putin urged journalists to report genuinely on the impending danger that is a nuclear arms race. With the NATO missile defense system on Russia’s doorstep, the threat to international security is very real; not that you would know it via mainstream Murdoch media. In 2007, Putin informed the Western world that Russia will develop its weaponry to counter US advances.
Signed in 1972, the ABM Treaty barred both the US and the USSR from deploying national defenses against long-range ballistic missiles. The treaty was based on the premise that if either superpower constructed a strategic defense, the other would build up its offensive nuclear forces to offset the defense.
In 2002, the United States unilaterally and without consultation, withdrew from the landmark Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. President George W. Bush noted that the treaty is “now behind us,” describing the ABM Treaty as a Cold War relic. The superpowers would therefore quickly be put on a path toward a never-ending offensive-defensive arms race, as each tried to balance its counterpart’s actions.
Today, there is no instrument in international law that prevents the possibility of mutually assured destruction.
Eve Of Destruction
Suggested by Sean: (aka The Doctor) “Eve of Destruction” is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan. Barry McGuire recorded the track in July 1965. It was released by Dunhill Records.
Music is timeless, great suggestion Doctor.