Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trust . . . but verify

From the Washington Times:  "The United States is about to lose a key arms-control tool from the closing days of the Cold War -- the right to station American observers in Russia to count the long-range missiles leaving its assembly line."  (Link here.)

The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) expires on Saturday and the Obama administration has chosen not to (or been unable to) extend the monitoring agreement, though they blame George W. Bush.  

Whoever is to blame, this is a bad idea.  Ronald Reagan was right.  "Trust but verify."

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