By Jeremy Herb - 03/27/12 09:34 PM EDT
“Not having to worry about the judgment of the American people on this important national security issue may allow more flexibility to make concessions to the Russians, but it would be antithetical to our safety and security and would be counter to other assurances you’ve given,” the senators wrote.
They also pressed Obama about a provision in the National
Defense Authorization Act that placed limitations on sharing missile defense
information with Russia.
“We caution that any attempt to treat this provision as non-binding, as you claimed in your signing statement, could have serious repercussions,” they wrote.
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