Whatever happened to it?
I’m reading between the lines on a Wall Street Journal op-ed from the weekend.
While the press corps chases accusations of Russian-Trump election collusion and illegal Obama Administration wiretaps, few noticed the Pentagon’s first public confirmation last week that the Kremlin is violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
The specific problem that seems to have escaped NLMSM notice is this:
General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress that Russia has deployed a land-based cruise missile that violates the “spirit and intent” of that arms pact. “The system itself presents a risk to most of our facilities in Europe and we believe that the Russians have deliberately deployed it in order to pose a threat to NATO and to facilities within the NATO area of responsibility,” General Selva told the House Armed Services Committee.
Even the process of developing of this system is an INF violation.
Used to be folks could do more than one thing at a time. Walk and chew gum, for instance. Or write news articles about two different subjects and figure out how to put them on the same front page.
Or maybe this lack is a measure of the depth of the NLMSM’s TDS affliction.