When is a nuke not a nuke? Per the Times, when it is carried by strategic bomber:
Arms Control May Be Different on Paper and on the Ground
By PETER BAKER
WASHINGTON — An official photograph of a B-52 bomber at Barksdale Air Base in Louisiana shows it with a formidable arsenal of nuclear weapons it can carry all at once — 14 air-launched cruise missiles, four B61-7 gravity bombs and two B83 gravity bombs.
But when it comes to the new arms control treaty to be signed next month by the United States and Russia, those 20 warheads count as just one.
Mr. Baker talks to experts about Obama's new arms deal with Russia and explains that Obama is probably over-promoting the actual cuts in nuclear arms:
“It’s creative accounting,” said Pavel Podvig, a longtime arms researcher from Russia who is now on leave from Stanford University. “They found a way of making reductions without actually making them, and they were happy to accept that because nobody wanted to go to more serious measures.”
We have a Say-Anything President, which is hardly news. What is noteworthy is that Even The NY Times is starting to call him on it.