3,198. 12/13/2001

“The [Bush] administration’s announcement of U.S. withdrawal [from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with Russia] on December 13, 2001, marked the first time in the nuclear era that the United States had unilaterally abandoned a major arms-control pact. ‘I have concluded that the ABM Treaty hinders our government’s ability to develop ways to protect our people from future terrorist or rogue-state missile attacks,’ Bush said.”

 – Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Page 126

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