Levin: Bush Policy Pick Out Of Step With Administration On ABM Treaty

By Thomas Duffy / June 5, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Under sharp and pointed questioning today from Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Douglas Feith, President Bush's nominee for under secretary of defense for policy, stood by a 1999 legal memo he wrote in which he said the 1972 ABM Treaty no longer matters because one of the treaty parties, the Soviet Union, no longer exists. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the committee's ranking Democrat, told Feith that his views on the ABM Treaty and other treaties the United States...

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