SGR signs open letter on NATO Missile Defense plans and the increased risk of nuclear war

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:

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