Nuclear armJohn R. Bolton and John Yoo

The Senate should heed the will of the voters and either reject the New Start arms control treaty or amend it so that it doesn’t weaken America’s national defense. They look at the problems with the treaty, including how the low limits it places on nuclear warheads ignores the disparities between American and Russian global responsibilities and how America’s “nuclear umbrella” maintains international security. The Senate must ignore the resolution of ratification and demand changes to the treaty, which is within the Senate’s powers, because if 34 senators reject a treaty, no president can override them.

Bolton, the United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Yoo, a deputy assistant attorney general from 2001 to 2003, is a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

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