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Topic - Keith B. Payne
Thank you, Keith B. Payne, for drawing attention to a self-appointed commission's report that had received little previous publicity ("Zero nuclear sense" Commentary, Wednesday). The Global Zero Nuclear Policy Commission's report, remarkably, was headed by a retired Marine Corps general and clearly could be used in the future to support President Obama's ill-conceived concept of a nuclear-free world.
One of the ongoing pastimes inside the Pentagon is to speculate on the departure date for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.
Even under the New START, Russia could legally deploy 2,100 warheads because of lax counting rules, Mr. Payne said.
"A treaty that could reduce U.S. flexibility and resilience but not require real Russian cuts nor preclude a future Russian strategic renewal merits close Senate scrutiny."