Obama’s nuclear strategy: less than meets the eye?

The following is a transcript from David Rivkin’s appearance as one of the panelist, “Obama’s nuclear strategy: Less than meets the eye?” at The Nixon Center on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

“Nevertheless, the fact that the Russians are making such a big deal about the preeminent language and their dissipating loyal statement is important, I think, in informing us how they will behave in the future, relative to the treaty itself and the broader strategic relationship. For example, we can expect Moscow to continue to protest vociferously every U.S. missile defense effort–strategic, tactical–in fear, arguing that it is inconsistent with the treaty. And in fact, judging by my own practice in this area, we are going to scrub every effort we make at the government level–and even the contractor level–to be in compliance.”


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