On December 13, 2002, President George W. Bush announced that the United States would withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in six months. Although the United States and the Soviet Union agreed in 1972 that the treaty should be of “unlimited duration,” the treaty included a provision for either party to withdraw if “extraordinary events” jeopardized their “supreme interests” and required six months’ notice of an intent to withdraw, including a statement of the “extraordinary events.” The day of Bush’s announcement, the United States sent the required notice to Russia, as well as to Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.
Why did George Bush want to scrap it? He wanted to build a national missile defense system, claiming that the greatest nuclear threat to the US is not posed by Russia but missile attacks launched by “rogue states” or terrorist groups.
But in fact this just caused total loss of arms control system which lead to Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs. This gives an excellent example to other states including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and some others to possibly develop their nuclear powers in case of need. Nowadays nothing is controlled when we talk about arms.
Some experts consider this action to be a part of arms producing companies promotion. This way USA give them a vast field of activity including development, production and selling of new arms to the state in order to support dozens of military base creation projects. Again we can see close ties between the governing power and the management of gun producing companies. War machine is fed by Bush’s decision to create “new missile protecting shield” across the World.