Senior Military Leaders Oppose the Obamabomb Deal

Strikingly absent from the Obamabomb debate to date has been the assessment of senior military leaders. They were largely excluded from the negotiations and their advice, if sought at all, was seemingly mostly ignored.

Instead, we have largely heard from diplomats, arms control enthusiasts, Team Obama’s political operatives and other interested parties. Until now.

Yesterday, more than 200 retired admirals and generals sent a letter to the bipartisan congressional leadership offering their professional judgment of this accord. They warned, “It would threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States and, therefore, should be disapproved by the Congress.”

Democrats tempted to put party loyalty before their sworn duty to the country must hear – and heed – the critical advice from these former military leaders, advice that those still serving have been unwilling, or unable, to provide.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.