January 2017– Much has been said of Trump and Putin's mutual admiration, and of the friendly relations with Russia of several Trump Cabinet appointees. It's hard to know what to make of this, and of Trump's recent contradictory tweets, but it may be a unique opportunity to mitigate our earlier mistake of installing U.S. missile interceptors in Eastern Europe, which have still not been shown to work. Russia has consistently warned that the upcoming installation of Phase III intermediate range missile interceptors would be a direct threat to Russia's nuclear deterrent–a threat it would never accept.
Russia is preparing countermeasures and has called off the promising talks with the U.S on reducing deployed U.S & Russian nuclear weapons by 1/3, to 1,000 for each country. Trump, as president, could cancel Phase III missile interceptor plans. This would lower nuclear tensions and may re-open the path to nuclear reductions.
Urge Mr. Trump, when President, to cancel the U.S Phase III missile interceptors program in Eastern Europe. This would remove what Russia feels is a threat to its nuclear deterrent and may enable a resumption of U.S and Russian nuclear weapons reductions. There used to be 70,000 nuclear weapons worldwide, now there are about 15,000; we need to reduce them further to avoid nuclear war and nuclear winter with its threat of global starvation.
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