I haven’t gone through it in much detail yet, mainly because I don’t want to spoil my vacation. But “here it is”:http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2007/aug/90050.htm in all its horror. The whole thing is in comments. [Via “Lacacis.”:http://www.lacacis.org/ ]
Here’s a fun game – do a search for the word “test” and see what you find. Yeah.
Daryl Kimball and Fred McGoldrick expressed their thoughts on the agreement “here.”:http://www.armscontrol.org/pressroom/2007/20070803_IndiaUS.asp Essentially, India got the store.
I’m glad they pointed out that India’s record regarding even its past meager non-pro commitments has been pretty poor:
bq. India has been outside the international nuclear mainstream since it *violated the peaceful use commitments it made to Canada and U.S. by using a Canadian-supplied reactor and U.S.-supplied heavy water to conduct its 1974 nuclear bomb test,* refused to sign the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and conducted additional nuclear tests in 1998.
Lastly, I would just like to add something to what Matt Yglesias/Steve Clemons “said”:http://matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/08/community_standards.php (“via Atrios.”:http://atrios.blogspot.com/2007_07_29_archive.html) The pre-war performance of a lot of the DC FoPo establishment Iraq debacle was obviously horrible, but the US-India deal is also a prime example of that establishment being pretty pathetic…more Prominent People and Organizations could have said and done a lot more to raise awareness about this catastrophe but didn’t.
One anecdote: I know for a fact that one Important Foreign Policy Dude, just days after defending the nuclear deal on television, said at an off-the-record event that the deal would put a serious hurt on the NPT.
To the river…
FAS has “some analysis here.”:http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2007/08/india_gets_a_deal.php#more