Obama’s New START Half Truths Have Consequences

Mike Brownfield /

Is President Barack Obama sowing the seeds of mistrust in Washington by playing “fast and loose with the truth in pursuit of political ends”?¬†Heritage’s James Carafano writes that revelations about the President’s signature¬†New START Treaty certainly make it look that way.

Under the treaty, Russia will be permitted to build a dozen more nuclear weapons if they so choose — and Russian officials have said they plan to build more launchers. The United States, though, must cut weapons and platforms, including a quarter of its launchers. And that’s contrary to the representations the Obama Administration made in pushing for the treaty. (more…)