Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Russian President Medvedev Warns Of A New Arms Race

Russian President Medvedev Sees New Arms Race If Cooperation Fails -- Washington Post

MOSCOW - In a state-of-the-nation speech Tuesday that dwelled on overcoming the persistent weaknesses sapping Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev suggested that failure to reach agreement on missile defense cooperation could set off a new arms race in the decade ahead.

Those dark remarks appeared aimed as much at his own generals as at the West. Medvedev has indicated that he wants to bend the nation's resources toward diversifying the economy rather than restoring the military-industrial complex of old, and the Kremlin has come to see arms control as in its own interests.

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More News On The Possibility Of A New Arms Race If Missile Defense Cooperation Fails

Medvedev Warns of New Arms Race -- New York Times
Dmitry Medvedev warns of Cold War-style arms race -- The Telegraph
Medvedev: Russia, NATO must reach missile deal -- Yahoo News/AP
Medvedev warns West of new arms race -- AFP
Russian president warns missile talks failure will provoke new arms race -- The Guardian
Failure of Antimissile Talks Would Spark "Arms Race," Medvedev Warns -- Global Security Newswire
Medvedev Warns Of Arms Race If No Missile Shield -- RTT News
Russia ready to cooperate on countering missile threats -- Xinhuanet
Russia's Medvedev warns of new arms race (Roundup) -- M&C
Russia, West have 10 years for full accord on missile defense - Medvedev (Update 1) -- RIA Novosti

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