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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI all over again?

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rshowalter - 11:42am Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7647 of 7772) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

A discussion of the corpus of New York Times articles cited in this NYT - Science Missile Defense thread is at MD7006 rshowalter 7/13/01 1:02pm

MD5143 rshowalter 6/14/01 7:36pm .. and .. MD5378-5383 rshowalter 6/18/01 3:14pm
give extensive links to NYT articles cited and providing background to this thread.

It takes a staff, and any automated help possible to facilitate rather than impede human judgement, to deal with the mass of material that matters to right decisions.

It also takes a record.

Here are articles printed in The New York Times on missile defense in the past week.

rshowalter - 11:42am Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7648 of 7772) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

A week's NYT coverage of missile defense -- mastery would take staffing.

Two Mates Clown a Bit for the Aussies by JANE PERLEZ ... Perhaps only such a strong ally like Australia would have the pull to persuade two of the most powerful people in the Bush administration to sit next to each other on the same stage

White House Says the U.S. Is Not a Loner, Just Choosy By THOM SHANKER ... Aides to President Bush said his rejection of various international accords reflected his intent to conduct foreign policy on a case-by-case basis, and did not indicate that he was unilateralist or isolationist

Truth and Theology

Missile-Shield Logic

U.S. Looks at Russian Missile Test By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ... WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian test of a long-range missile is getting a close look from the Bush administration to determine if it is part of a program designed to foil a U.S. anti-missile shield

China's Need for U.S. Trade May Outweigh Disputes With White House By ERIK ECKHOLM ... China's new warmth reflects the basic perception among its leaders that it is in their long-term interest to cultivate American good will

Silencing a Critic

U.S., Australia Put Aside Germ Warfare Differences By REUTERS ... CANBERRA (Reuters) - The United States and Australia on Monday put aside differences over a U.S. decision to abandon efforts to bolster a 30-year ban on germ warfare and reaffirmed their partnership in the

Pentagon Leaders Debate Readiness and Risk for a Report to Congress By THOM SHANKER ... The debate in the Pentagon is over whether America can risk cutting its military forces to finance expensive new weapons the Bush administration says would counter emerging threats

Powell, Rumsfeld: We Agree on Policy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ... CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Colin Powell and Donald H. Rumsfeld, often thought to be at odds on foreign affairs, portrayed nothing but togetherness at a joint appearance Monday

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