Washington will leave the military out of space arms control talks. The Unilateral President has authorized The State Department to pursue space arms control agreements without the Pentagon. The agreements cripple the U.S. but not our enemies.
Any accord formed in this manner will undermine U.S. national security.
Representatives Doug Lamborn, R-CO, and Daniel Vitter, R-LA, have written to The State Department to share their deep concerns. They sit on their respective Armed Services subcommittees on strategic forces.
“We are deeply concerned by the rising threats of anti-satellite weapons in the hands of states like the People’s Republic of China,” the Representatives stated in the two-page letter. “That said, we believe the administration would do better to focus on real solutions to these threats, as opposed to more feel good measures, like the European Union’s (EU) Code of Conduct for Outer Space activities or other similar measures.”
Obama administration policies have “embraced” a European Union code of conduct for outer space activities.
“We see no advantage to such a code for the United States; according to assessments by the uniformed military, implementation of this code would result in real world operational impacts,” they said.
The congressmen said they had information indicating Frank A. Rose, deputy assistant secretary of state for space and defense policy, has proposed to U.S. allies a moratorium on “debris-generating kinetic energy [anti-satellite] testing.”
“How would such an agreement protect our ability to fully develop our missile defenses, including our test and targets program?” they asked.
Rose, in a speech in September, said that because of threats to space “we have no choice but to work with our allies and partners around the world to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment.”
He also praised the international code of conduct for outer space and a United Nations effort on space transparency. The U.N. does not have our best interests at heart.
In 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched an international space arms control initiative that was opposed by the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.
The entire effort is to limit U.S. military space activities. Mr. Obama wants us to become insignificant in the world so without the Pentagon, Mr. Obama has a clear field.
China has been testing anti-satellite missiles and other multiple forms of space weapons. They also have lasers that can disrupt or destroy satellite sensors. Russia is doing the same. They plan to weaponize space and, if Mr. Obama has his way, it will be without U.S. competition.
Mr. Obama obviously plans to work out an agreement that cripples the U.S. and allows our enemies to continue growing their military power.
While this is going on, Mr. Obama is most assuredly going to work out a nuclear arms deal with Iran. He sees it as important to his legacy.
Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks said this week that the United States must bow to Iran’s “inalienable nuclear rights”. He also suggested that the West is being tricked into believing they are making broad concessions when they are not.
The West has claimed that Iran is moderating their hardline position when they clearly are not.
There has been “no change in Iran’s rigid stance on its inalienable nuclear rights,” according to comments made Tuesday by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and reported in Iran’s state-controlled-media.
Mr. Obama said last week that he wants to make sure Iran does not get the bomb but his deal will leave Iran a threshold nuclear power. Mr. Obama lied about Iran’s cooperation in destroying nuclear material and he said – falsely – that the West would have “an airtight ability to make sure that they won’t get the bomb”.
Whether Mr. Obama is naive or trying to destroy the U.S. is not the issue. The issue is he is destroying the U.S.
Read the full story about the potential space arms agreement at the Free Beacon. It’s worse than what I’ve written here.