NEWS: Breakthrough on US missile plan

From: J Corbally (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 15:55:05 MDT

Thought this might be of interest, given the lengthy discussions here recently;

Breakthrough on US missile plan

>US President George W Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin have
>agreed to hold talks about linking American plans for building a missile
>defence shield to reducing both nations' nuclear stockpiles.
>The breakthrough was announced following a meeting between the two leaders
>at the G8 summit in Genoa.
>BBC diplomatic editor Brian Hanrahan says Mr Putin had previously flatly
>refused to discuss the American anti-missile shield plans, known as "son
>of star wars".

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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