Russia: Missile defense ‘litmus test’ of West | Seattle Times Newspaper

Apparently, it’s back to the cold war if the West doesn’t give in to Russia’s demands on the missile defense system, or at least that is the implication of the threat.

Is it ever a good idea to gut your nuclear arsenal at the same time you upset your chief enemy?

A top Russian military official says that the way the United States and NATO respond to Moscow’s concerns about a planned missile shield in Europe will be a test of the West’s relations with Moscow.

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