“U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said a treaty signed by President Barack Obama and Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev to limit nuclear weapons faces a hard battle in the Senate, ‘and I’ll lead the opposition to it.'”
Associated Press – April 18, 2010
“We support your determination to bring into force a follow-on agreement to START prior to its lapse on December 5th of this year. However, we will be reluctant to support any agreement that is explicitly conditioned on U.S. abandonment of missile defenses in Europe or otherwise linked to a U.S. decision to curtail or abandon those defenses. “
July 2, 2009 letter to the President signed by Senator Inhofe
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, Vice Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright Commander of U.S. Strategic Command Gen. Kevin Chilton and Director Missile Defense Agency Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly say that the New START agreement does not constrain U.S. missile defense programs in any way.
Why is Senator Inhofe changing his position?