The Senate wisely chose in 1999 not to foreclose the possibility of testing America’s nuclear weapons if necessary to maintain confidence in their reliability. It is not only constitutionally dubious, but also dangerous, for Obama to ask the UN Security Council to supersede that judgment.
Stephen Rademaker, a Principal at the Podesta Group, served as an Assistant Secretary of State responsible for arms control and nonproliferation from 2002 to 2006.
Image: President Barack Obama in the Situation Room. Flickr/The White House