A groundbreaking article was published by Newsweek today, authored by Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., a member of GGI’s Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Nonpartisan Security group, and GSI President Jonathan Granoff, on the ramifications of the U.S. withdrawal from the INF treaty with Russia:
“…From 1988 when the INF entered into force, to its full implementation in 1991, over 850 US and over 1,700 Soviet mid-range missiles were destroyed. Mid-range arsenals capable of rapidly devastating Europe were retired. Now the US is withdrawing, limitations on such deployments are ending, and those destabilizing arsenals can return.
“This seriously diminishes US security and leaves Russia free to threaten our NATO allies and create discord where there once had been unity. The follow-on consequences are all too apparent…”
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.