Goodwill missions for castoff missiles
US and Soviet arms control negotiators were able to agree, with relative ease, on the general outline for deep reductions in strategic arms (START). But it has proved more difficult for them to decide what to do with all the missiles that will be decommissioned as a consequence of the treaty. Neither the United States nor the Soviet Union is inclined to follow the INF Treaty precedent in which all the costly intermediate-range missiles were destroyed - a wasteful, if straightforward and readily verifiable approach. Instead, START negotiators are considering plans to convert treaty-prohibited missiles into peaceful space-launch vehicles. To date, however, the two sides have not been unable to agree on what constitutes peaceful uses.
Defense and Security Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
FLORINI, Ann, & POTTER, William C..(1990). Goodwill missions for castoff missiles. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 46(9), 25-31.
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