Sorry, KOW readers, I’ve been so busy writing these last weeks that I have not had much energy for blogging. And when I do surface it always seems to be to remark upon wikileaks. But really this new revelation causes me to wonder: has the United States gone completely mental? According to the Telegraph, ‘US agrees to tell Russia Britain’s nuclear secrets‘:
Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.
I try not to be naive about the special relationship, I really do. I am aware, too aware, of its profound asymmetry. But I really don’t comprehend the strategic logic here. It just seems demented. What the hell?