New Global Security?

This time the devil of Kyoto approached on cat's paws. President George W. Bush, recently demonized in Europe for his abrupt withdrawal from the international effort to abate global warming, last week gave his European allies — as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin — a heads-up by telephone for his latest pronouncement on the New Order from Washington. These weren't mere courtesy calls. For Bush was about to formalize his pitch for an ambitious missile defense program. In doing so he intended, as he said in a key speech last week, "to re-think the unthinkable" and devise a new global...

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