WASHINGTON — The sharpest exchange at this week’s Senate hearing on President Obama’s new arms control treaty with Russia came when Senator Jim DeMint  went on the attack.

Mr. DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, assailed Mr. Obama for effectively agreeing to limit any new missile defense system so it could not stop Russian missiles. “Obviously, we’re agreeing to keep our missile defense to the point where it does not render their weapons useless,” he said, expressing exasperation.

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