Wednesday Feb 22, 2023
We Need Deterrence, Not More Arms Control Delusions
Vladimir Putin really hit Joe Biden where he lives yesterday in the Russian dictator’s “State of the Nation” address. He suspended Russia’s adherence to the Obama-era New START Treaty that Biden extended early in his presidency to 2026.
Throughout Joe’s five decades in Washington, there have been few politicians more obsessed with promoting Kremlin-backed arms control agreements that had the effect of unilaterally disarming the United States.
Experts believe that Putin’s massive nuclear build-up may already have violated the New START Treaty. If not, he has prepared to break out at any time. In addition, his “no-limits” partners in China have amassed their own, formidable nuclear arsenal unconstrained by any arms control deal.
What’s needed now is a renewed U.S. policy of Peace through Strength underpinning credible deterrence – not delusions encouraged by our enemies that security lies in defective treaties.
This is Frank Gaffney.
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