By L. Todd Wood, Tsarizm:
Since the days of Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars, the Kremlin has been worried about Western missile defense. In fact, one could make the case that the development of this technology is what brought down the Soviet Union, as they could not keep up with the arms race. Gorbachev became aware of this reality and allowed the USSR to fall apart. It seems nothing has changed in regard to Moscow’s views on the subject.
After President Obama cancelled the missile defense system in Poland early in his term, in a bid to appease Russia, NATO stood up a replacement system in Romania last year. Another sister system is being built in Poland. Today, Russia called Romania, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance, a direct threat to the security of the Russian Federation.
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