One unexpected beneficiary of last month’s Senate ratification of the New Start nuclear arms reduction treaty was missile defense programs, with Republicans squeezing an explicit commitment out of President Barack Obama himself while sowing new seeds of doubt over his sincerity. New Start opponents, including Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and George W. Bush administration U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, openly doubt Obama’s commitment to developing U.S. missile defenses. The president, in turn, ...
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