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New START Treaty Weakens America
Posted By Brian Darling On August 17, 2010 @ 10:30 am In Security | Comments Disabled
The New START Treaty, a treaty signed between the United States and Russia is promoted by the Obama Administration as a means toward a reduction of nuclear weapons between the nations. The problem is that President Obama was a terrible negotiator and made concessions that will harm American national security. The most important factor in assessing whether a Senator should support the idea of a treaty is whether the treaty will increase or decrease the national security of the United States. Sadly, this treaty would devastate missile defense and provide a strategic victory to a traditional strategic enemy – Russia. Some Senators are sounding the alarm that this treaty, pending before the United States Senate, may do irreparable harm to the national security of all Americans.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)  authored an Op Ed in U.S. News & World Report arguing that “the concessions President Obama made to Russia to get the New START signed are precisely why the Senate should not ratify it.” Sen. DeMint made four great points regarding the failings of the New START Treaty:
Sen. DeMint is correct in arguing that the Obama Administration and the Senate have a constitutional duty to protect citizens and a moral duty to protect allies. Senators need to make sure that they are not putting President Obama’s diplomacy ahead of national security. Any reduction or abolition of missile defenses should be a non-starter for the New START Treaty. The United States Senate may be voting on this Treaty in the fall and citizens should be aware that the New Start Treaty contains many flaws that may harm these same citizens security.
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