Russia's arms treaty pullout: Don't panic

  • 2008-01-09
  • By Frederic Labarre
The inevitable, seemingly, has occurred; the Kremlin has passed a law signifying that it would no longer abide by the statutes of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty, signed at the end of the Cold War, which codified the number, size, type and quality of weapons to be stationed on Russia's flanks, and of course, the manner and method of verification by Western observers that the agreement was being respected. This means that ever since 1990, there were strict and observable limits to the weaponry aimed at the Baltic states, and, conversely, to the weaponry stationed outside Russia. ...
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