June 25, 2013
ARMS CONTROL: Treaty Cheating: Russia said to be violating 1987 missile accord. “Russia is engaged in a major violation of the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with the United States by building a new medium-range missile banned under the accord, according to U.S. intelligence officials. Disclosure of the treaty violation comes as President Barack Obama last week called for a new round of arms negotiations with Moscow aimed at cutting deployed nuclear warheads by one-third.”
UPDATE: Reader Brett Rogers emails: “For the president who ignores laws in his own country at his whim, isn’t it karma that other nations ignore treaties with his country at their whim?” Yes, though it would be funnier if it were something he cared about.