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Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War’ | Time.com

by Mikhail Gorbachev, who was the president of the Soviet Union and is the author of The New Russia.

The world today is overwhelmed with problems. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.

But no problem is more urgent today than the militarization of politics and the new arms race. Stopping and reversing this ruinous race must be our top priority.

The current situation is too dangerous.

More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe. NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank.

While state budgets are struggling to fund people’s essential social needs, military spending is growing. Money is easily found for sophisticated weapons whose destructive power is comparable to that of the weapons of mass destruction; for submarines whose single salvo is capable of devastating half a continent; for missile defense systems that undermine strategic stability.

Source: Mikhail Gorbachev: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump Arms Race | Time.com

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