I thought I had gotten used to the flip-flops and policy reversals of the Clinton administration, but sometimes they occur so rapidly that I have a hard time keeping up.

An Associated Press article in the Deseret News on Dec. 10 "Would Army anti-missile system violate treaty?" says that, according to a White House memo "an Army anti-missile system under development would violate the 1972 ABM Treaty."The article says, "A full-scale defense against long-range missiles is prohibited by the treaty, and the Clinton administration has said it will adhere to it." Additionally, the administration "will not pursue a partial missile defense . . . which is allowed under the ABM treaty."

Five pages later, on the editorial page, a column by Martin Anderson, "GOP should rally to help Clinton dump the outdated ABM treaty," reports "the Clinton administration has told Russia it is time to junk the ABM treaty."

It seems the news media now needs to provide the date and time of Clinton policy pronouncements so we can tell what the current policy is.

Scott Zimmerman

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