Russia Set To Scrap (CFE) European Arms Treaty ...
Great job, G.W.B. Thanks a bunch.
Russia suspends arms treaty
Russia's parliament has voted to suspend Moscow's support for a key treaty limiting the deployment of armed forces along its border with Europe.
The CFE is one of many issues recently putting Moscow at odds with the West.
The Duma approved the bill in the 418-0 vote.
THE CFE TREATY
Cornerstone of European security Limits amount of key military equipment in designated area Negotiated by Nato and ex-Warsaw Pact member states Signed in 1990-Came into force in 1992-Revised 1999 version never ratified by Nato
Russia sends warning
In the motion, MPs said the CFE treaty "no longer responds to the security interests of the Russian Federation" in light of Nato expansion and other factors in Europe.
The CFE was one of the most significant arms control agreements of the Cold War years.
It set strict limits on the number of conventional weapons - battle tanks, combat aircraft, heavy artillery - that the members of the Warsaw Pact and Nato could deploy in European territory stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Urals.
Read the rest of today's BBC report.
What in the world did the world ever do to deserve anyone as dumb as Dubya?