June 1989: Uso-Soviet military agreement In Moscow in June 1989, the United States and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to prevent dangerous military activities. By the late 1950s and 1960s, the United States and the Soviet Union had developed missile systems capable of shooting down arriving ICB warheads. During this period, the United States considered the U.S. defense to be part of the reduction in the total damage inflicted on a full nuclear exchange. As part of this defence, Canada and the United States founded the North American Air Defense Command. 1945-1946: Creation of Eastern European People`s Republics Between November 1945 and December 1946, some coalition governments turned into communist „people`s republics“ with the Soviet Union during the war. These included Yugoslavia (November 1945); Albania (January 1946); Bulgaria (December 1946). The United States and Great Britain felt that the agreements reached at the Yalta conference had been successful. On the face of it, this may be a major step forward, but the agreement was reached when newer technologies were implemented. With the introduction of multiple independent re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), a single missile could carry multiple warheads and attack several separate targets – up to 12 on some U.S. missiles. There was no limit to the modernization or replacement of existing missiles to carry THE MIRV (and later MARV, or Maneuverable Re-Entry Vehicle, which could change the target in flight).

Indeed, SALT I allowed a significant expansion of nuclear weapons, and the signing of SALT II in 1979, which was ultimately to result in a limitation of 2,250 delivery systems (missiles, aircraft and submarines), did not change much. Already at that time, the US Congress refused to ratify the latter treaty, arguing that the Soviet Union had taken too far a step forward in this agreement. However, both parties have suggested that they will comply with the conditions as long as the other side does. Already at that time, the development of cruise missile technology, which produced inexpensive, easy-to-carry weapons and firearms, created new verification problems. On 26 October 2018, Russia unsuccessfully called for a vote to urge the UN General Assembly to ask Washington and Moscow to preserve and strengthen the treaty. [70] Russia had proposed a draft resolution to the 193-member General Assembly Disarmament Committee, but had omitted the deadline for filing on 18 October,[70] requesting a vote on the possibility for the committee to consider the draft. [70] On the same day, in an interview with Reuters, Bolton said that the FNS treaty was a relic of the Cold War and that he wanted to conduct strategic discussions with Russia on China`s missile capabilities. [71] But it was the Chinese missile forces that focused on the attention of the Pentagon and the Trump administration.