White House won't give Congress report on Russian INF treaty breach

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, says that the White House is blocking the release of a risk assessment report on Russia's violations of the Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) agreement.  The State Department announced that Russia was in violation of the treaty last year. The Russian cheating involves the construction of a new cruise missile that violates limits set by the treaty.  Not much more is known because the issue is shrouded in secrecy. White House failure to release the report is preventing Congress from passing legislation to counter the new missile, as well as the general threat from cruise missiles. Washington Examiner: “As we look to the near-term future, we need to consider how we’re going to respond to Russia’s INF violations,” Rogers said in an Air Force Association breakfast July 8. “Congress will not continue to tolerate the administration dithering on this...(Read Full Post)