Open letter to President Barack Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev, 13 December 2011
SGR supports the Open Letter co-ordinated by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation that addresses missile defense deployments in Europe, a critical point of ongoing contention between the US and Russia that is capable not only of ending the possibility of nuclear disarmament but of restarting a nuclear arms race between the two countries and others. NATO deployment of a missile defense system in Europe is a scenario for nuclear disaster, and it is being provoked by US hubris in pursuing a technology that is unlikely ever to be effective, but which Russian leaders must view in terms of a worst-case scenario.
Text of the full letter and a list of signatories can be found at:
Further background information can be found at: