National Missile Defense: The Arctic Dimension


The NMD is a unilateral, one-country plan and not multi-lateral. Because it violates the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between Russia and the USA, I fear that other non-proliferation agreements may fall as well. And then we will be back in a very dangerous Cold War situation again, except with many more players eager to join this new race.

Aqqaluk Lynge, President, Inuit Circumpolar Conference

[The U.S. Defense Department's most recent acronym for 'National Missile Defense' is 'Ground-based Midcourse Defense,' presently under the aegis of the Missile Defense Agency.]