Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement following the Biden administration’s decision to continue to send data on U.S. nuclear forces to Russia, even though Russia has stopped sending data to the U.S.
“It’s foolish to believe that continuing to send data to Russia on U.S. nuclear forces will somehow convince Putin to comply with a treaty he effectively abandoned. All the Biden administration is doing is sharing sensitive U.S. national security data with an adversary – while receiving nothing in return. Why would Putin return to compliance when he’s being rewarded for his noncompliance? As President Obama stated in 2009, ‘Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something.’
“Sharing data on our nuclear forces with Russia is idiotic and puts our national security at risk. The administration must impose costs on Russia for its noncompliance and take prudent steps to prepare for the possibility of continued Russian arms control violations.”