Obama Administration Allows Russian Inspections of Nuclear Sites

BY Herschel Smith
6 years, 10 months ago

Russia gets to count U.S. missiles and warheads according to a recent agreement sponsored by the Obama administration.

Russia and the United States have tentatively agreed to a weapons inspection program that would allow Russians to visit nuclear sites in America to count missiles and warheads.

The plan, which Fox News has learned was agreed to in principle during negotiations, would constitute the most intrusive weapons inspection program the U.S. has ever accepted.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said publicly Tuesday that the two nations have made “considerable” progress toward reaching agreement on a new strategic arms treaty.

The 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires in December and negotiators have been racing to reach agreement on a successor.

Clinton said the U.S. would be as transparent as possible.

“We want to ensure that every question that the Russian military or Russian government asks is answered,” she said, calling missile defense “another area for deep cooperation between our countries.”

While we’re at it, let’s go ahead and give them our miniaturized nuclear weapons technology from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories.  Let’s allow them access to Oak Ridge National Laboratory so that they can see how we cascade our enrichment of weapons grade material.  In fact, let’s just give them some of our weapons so that Russian scientists and engineers can study our material purity and weapons designs.

Talk about OPSEC (operational security) violations, this must be the mother of all offenses.  The Marines ban twitter, Facebook and MySpace because of just such issues, but Obama lets the Russians investigate and inspect the most significant deterrence to all out conventional war in the last half century.  Is there a problem with this picture?



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  • popham

    This goes beyond the pale of the Adminstration’s authority.
    Who gave the Sec. of State, of all people, the right to invite and allow
    the Russians to inspect our nuclear weapons sites, without consulting
    Congress, let alone the People of this country?
    I am all in favor of a reduction in nuclear proliferation, but Mrs. Clinton has
    over-reached her position in representing the government and people of the
    United States. Surely, the military in charge of these installations will raise
    harsh objections to such inspections.
    Is the Obama Administration comlpetely out of control OR is this just
    an extended cold war ruse to make our ‘former’ enemies feel more comfortable? I wonder.

  • ed

    I think this amounts to treason of the highest degree. The military needs to stop this travesty from taking place. The Russians can’t be trusted with this. No foreign soldiers on our soil! Where is the Congress in this?

  • James Harris

    It’s called Neo-Hippyism, a.k.a, Neo-Hippy_Liberalism.

    The evil U.S. must pay for the temerity of being a super-power!!

    Kumbayaa, KumbaYAA!!

    We are paying for being suckers last November.


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