The Carnegie people were kind enough to ask Jeffrey and me to “blog”:http://www.carnegieendowment.org/static/npp/2005conference/blogs/paul_kerr.htm during their recent Nonproliferation Conference.
So my first ACW post in a while is to inform readers that I F’d up two posts. I’ve already notified the hard-working people at Carnegie, but thought I’d post the corrections here while they (I hope) are catching up on some well-deserved sleep after a really outstanding conference.
I don’t think either of these are serious errors, but in the interest of accuracy…
*Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe.* In the post I wrote about the first panel that NPR broadcasted yesterday, I “wrote”:http://www.carnegieendowment.org/static/npp/2005conference/blogs/paul_kerr.htm:
During the afternoon’s first NPR panel, Amb. Linton Brooks, Sen. Lugar, and former Sen. Nunn were asked why we still have tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
Brooks replied, â€œThere may as well be” and spoke about the importance of nuclear weapons to NATO’s defense.
The substance of this was correct. But after listening to the broadcast again, I realized that I had misunderstood Brooks – he was saying that he might as well be the first person to answer the question.
I should have just said “Brooks spoke about the importance of nuclear weapons to NATO’s defense.”
*Bob Joseph’s Lunch Talk.* In a post about Robert Joseph’s speech during lunch (see, also, “Jeffrey’s post”:http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/850/bob-joseph-just-doesnt-get-it), I “wrote”:http://www.carnegieendowment.org/static/npp/2005conference/blogs/paul_kerr.htm:
Third, Joseph utterly ignored the fact that we will not have a verifiable strategic arms control treaty with Russia when START II expires in 2009. As far as I know, we have not made much headway in devising any verification measures for the Moscow Treaty. Not that it would matter all that much for a treaty that expires at the end of 2012.
But a senior colleague properly pointed out that START II does not exist … obviously, I meant START I.