Juliette Kayyem on missile defense

Open Mike Picks Up Good Signal
The Boston Globe
March 29, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Missile defense

“THE FRENZY of indignation surrounding President Obama’s open-mike chat with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has yet to subside, as his political opponents think they finally have a sliver of evidence that he is, indeed, the Manchurian president. The Republican National Committee already has a fundraising ad: ‘What Obama tells world leaders when he thinks you aren’t listening.’ From what we could hear when the leaders met privately at a nuclear safety summit in Seoul this week, Obama asked for ‘space’ and ‘flexibility’ in resolving dramatic differences over missile defense systems. The reason for his request, if it wasn’t obvious, was because we are in the midst of an election.”

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