Trump’s New Arms-Control Envoy Has a Short Clock for an Uphill Deal

As President Trump’s new distinctive envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingslea faces what several gurus

As President Trump’s new distinctive envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingslea faces what several gurus say is a nearly impossible mission: negotiating an accord that would protect all Chinese, Russian and American nuclear arms.

A a few-way nuclear-arms-control agreement has been a objective for President Trump for a yr, but Mr. Billingslea is on the lookout at main hurdles. China has rebuffed U.S. entreaties to arrive to the negotiating desk. The Russians have very long balked at including their tactical nuclear weapons in a new accord. And…