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USA Republicans preventing inspections of Russia’s nuclear arsenal

because of the Republican tactics, the old START agreement–which was endorsed by Republican and Democratic administrations in the years since the Cold War ended–has expired. So, for the first time in 15 years the Pentagon has lost its ability to inspect the Russian strategic nuclear bases.

On START Treaty, U.S. Suffering From Senate Republican Ignorance,  (usnews.com), By John Aloysius Farrell  August 19, 2010 “…. Intent on obstructing anything that President Obama proposes, the Senate Republicans–with a few exceptions–are blocking a crucial nuclear arms treaty that would allow the U.S. military to continue to make on-site inspections of Russia’s nuclear arsenal.The information that we get from those inspections gives U.S. intelligence a wealth of data, and the Pentagon a solid base on which to make decisions about the Russian nuclear threat and the means and costs of assuring our own safety.

But because of the Republican tactics, the old START agreement–which was endorsed by Republican and Democratic administrations in the years since the Cold War ended–has expired. So, for the first time in 15 years the Pentagon has lost its ability to inspect the Russian strategic nuclear bases…….

On START Treaty, U.S. Suffering From Senate Republican Ignorance – John A. Farrell (usnews.com)

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August 20, 2010 - Posted by | politics, USA | , , ,

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