Argument: US missile defense proposals in Europe violate Moscow Treaty
- Debate: European missile defense - con argument.
"Slovak prime minister slams U.S. for missile defense adventure". Reuters. 27 Jan. 2008 - "the U.S. proposal is in direct violation of the Joint Declaration issued in conjunction with the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty – also known as the Moscow Treaty – signed by Presidents Bush and Putin on May 24, 2002. That Joint Declaration calls for joint research and development on missile defense technologies, and U.S./Russian cooperation on missile defense for Europe. The Bush proposal to establish U.S. missile defenses in Europe was neither joint or cooperative, and was undertaken unilaterally almost before the ink had dried on the Joint Declaration."