Barack Obama’s nominee for the Defense Department, Ashton Carter, once wrote an anti-missile defense report, Gotnews.com has learned.
Reagan’s missile defense system’s success was “so remote that it should not serve as the basis of public expectation or national policy” about ballistic missile defense, wrote Carter in the 1984 report.
Ashton Carter is “all about controlling American arms” says Angelo Codevilla, a former staff member of the Senate Intelligence committee and Reaganite.
Carter is “the quintessential arms controller.”
“His career consists of diminishing, restraining American military forces and especially among the people most responsible for the fact that the american people today are not protected from ballistic missile attack.”
He was wrong about the missile defense technology at the time, too, says Codevilla.
“Their stock and trade has been to use bureaucratic language and power to substitute for technical authority. These people have no technical knowledge but they are manipulators of the technology development process,” Codevilla said.
“He’s a throwback to the Robert McNamara era.”
Carter would fit right in with Barack Obama who once argued in the Columbia student newspaper against missile defense and the military.