Postprint version. Published in Science & Global Security, Volume 13, Issue 3, September 1, 2005, pages 209-217. Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08929880500357724.
A net assessment of the benefits/losses of arms control treaties in terms of military significance was required in response to the START Resolution of Ratification. The response by the Executive Branch belabored smaller issues, avoided accomplishments and didn't carry out the net assessment.