Concern is mounting among experts in the arena of international treaties that the Obama administration is forcing U.S. senators to ram through a new strategic arms reduction document with the Russians without fully understanding the implications or its provisions – described by critics as unverifiable, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“(President Barack Obama’s) demand that senators approve this defective accord during the few days remaining in the lame-duck session amounts to contempt of Congress,” said Frank Gaffney who is president of the Center for Security Policy. “It must not be tolerated, let alone rewarded.”
Critics say the treaty could “restrict” the nation’s ability to defend itself, and suggest that there may be provisions Obama doesn’t want members of the Senate to analyze, and possibly oppose.
Gaffney, a former acting assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, is versed in START treaties; he was involved in arms reduction negotiations during the Reagan administration.