Skip to comments.Vice Admiral: Obama was outmanuevered by Russians on START (Site down: this is google cache capture)
Posted on 12/23/2010 6:58:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
President Barack Obama was outmaneuvered by the Russians and should have abandoned the New START negotiations instead of seeking a political victory, says former nuclear plans monitor Vice Admiral Jerry Miller, USN (Ret).
The Obama administration is continuing a dated policy in which we cannot even unilaterally reduce our own inventory of weapons and delivery systems without being on parity with the Russians, Miller told the U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis, Md. We could give up plenty of deployed delivery systems and not adversely affect our national security one bit, but New START prohibits such action - so we are now stuck with some outmoded and useless elements in our nuke force.
After meeting resistance from several Republicans, the U.S. Senate ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia by a vote of 71-26 on Wednesday.
The Soviets/Russians were done in by Reagan and our missile defense program because they cannot afford to build such a system, said Miller. They instead try to counter our program with rhetoric at the bargaining table. And they won by outmaneuvering Obama. START plays right into their hands.
Former President Ronald Reagans Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is often credited with bankrupting the U.S.S.R. because the Soviets were unable to keep pace with the technology being developed by the United States.
We have always been superior in quality of our nuclear force, so we did not have to negotiate with a party we do not trust, said Miller. If Obama wanted to save some money and improve national defense, he should have gotten out of the nuke negations and acted unilaterally. START is simply a political victory for Obama.
Miller, who helped prepare the National Strategic Target List and Single Integrated Operational Plan for waging nuclear war and later participated in arms control meetings with the Soviet government, expressed concern that START could leave the United States vulnerable to other emerging threats.
The treaty prohibits the conversion of an existing ballistic missile system into a missile defense system, said Miller. We might want to do that with a Trident or an ICBM sometime in the future, particularly if the Chinese alleged threat materializes.
Millers book Stockpile: The Story Behind 10,000 Strategic Nuclear Weapons details the buildup of nuclear arms and the policies to keep the stockpile under control.
I wonder why the site is down....hm....
This is what happens when you entrust the keys to the kingdom to a village idiot.
The most unqualified president and congress in the history of this country. I blame the 11 Republicans. We need to list them and get them out of office.
Dude can only play Basketball with a one legged, hopping opponent who just broke his right arm.
Even then he finds it difficult to compete.
Cue the music:
“There wuz a Prez he had a name,
and LAMO wuz his name-o,
L-A-M-O, L-A-M-O, L-A-M-O,
and LAMO was his name-o...”
Notice that the Vice Adm is retired, thus free to criticize ‘The Won’. I’d love to hear his opinion of the DADT repeal. The senior leaders, with the exception of the Marine Commandant, don’t want to flush a 30+ year career by criticizing the civilian leadership, but if you ask them off the record you’ll get their true feelings. It was the same story when the Great Stainmaker ordered all surface ships to go co-ed.
Nonsense. The Start Treaty is a great success for President Obama. He wanted the resurgent Soviets to have a monumental victory... and they did!
Why, I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
He wasn’t “outmaneuvered.”
He did the bidding of his fellow Marxists.
Consistent with soetoro´s ongoing jihad against America....
I cannot believe the people who continue to ascribe honorable intentions to Barack Obama.
Almost every day it seems there is a new reason to hate this man and what he is doing to this country.
Remember, though, he cannot do what he is doing alone. He needs enablers in Congress, and while it is expected from democrats, it is disgraceful that even a single Republican should lend him a hand.
But Obama didn’t conceive or evaluate this treaty in isolation. A lot of experts put it together and a lot of respected former leaders approved of it. So, whether bad or good, how can we single out Obama here?
He was outmaneuvered only if you believe that Obama has the best interests of the United States at heart. He doesn’t and he wasn’t. It is his (And Soros’) plan to take this country DOWN!
While serving in the military,
My acquaintance with a col. for me proves your point....only off the record will you know commanding officer's feelings.
US Senate has done 2 things to assist the Russians: Verifying START to dismantle missile defense plus reject the House-approved plan to combat EMP attack (12/20/2010). Guess what the most obvious coming event is...
TRAGIC!!! But I know the hand-writing is already on the wall. Pray, pray to mitigate the Divine Chastisement. I believe yesterday, December 21st, marked the beginning of the long and painful Divine purification!
it’s a coping mechanism, they simply can’t believe that the CiC would have anything other than his countries best interests at heart.
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