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The Pentagon made a mistake

March 27 2008
04:30

U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday telephone conversation with President Hu Jintao acknowledged that the Pentagon erred in sending to Taiwan elektrozapaly for intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Minuteman. " On Thursday told reporters the White House aide for national security Stephen Hadley, transfers look.

"This theme was touched upon very superficial, and the president acknowledged that was a mistake" - "Hadley said. He stressed that "this was the topic of a very small part of the negotiations," adding that "the press release of the Chinese side is not even mentioned."

Meanwhile, the influential American experts in the field of arms control recognize that the incident is likely to constitute a violation of international nonproliferation regimes the Bush administration. According to one of these specialists - Joseph Cirincione, the incident shows that the U.S. has "too many nuclear warheads, and too little control over them."

"Imagine yourself as we would have felt if the Russians mistakenly sent fuses for nuclear warheads to Iran. We have now went crazy. They would be very hard to convince us that what happened was an accident ", - said Cirincione.

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