With sadness I mark the passing of Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll ... experienced, sane, balanced, humane, learned ... a veritable "sage commander", Carroll was Deputy Director of the Center for Defense Information (Obituaries NYTimes; Washington Post.)
The U.S. needs friendly advice on security. Eugene Carroll, 20 December 2000 [ploughshares.ca] [...] "Now is the time for our friends in Canada to tell a new president that the U.S. appears intoxicated with its role as the world's only superpower and it is time for a sober reassessment of critical policies that directly affect the security and well-being of Canadians."
Caring About National Missile Defense [pepeace.org] [...] "In the political effort to justify deployment of defenses against a highly unlikely threat, the United States can undo significant arms control measures and end up facing much greater real nuclear dangers. This is why all Americans should care deeply about the decision to deploy a National Missile Defense system. By such an action we will signal to the world that we are willing to pursue illusory defenses against non-existent threats even though we subject all nations to continued nuclear competition and increased risks of a future nuclear war."