Bipartisan Coalition of Military and National Security Leaders Calls on Senate to Pass the New START Treaty

July 17, 2010

The Consensus for American Security stands for 21st century solutions to assure American and global nuclear security, starting with passage of the New START Treaty as a critical first-step.

Teleconference THIS MONDAY at 11:30 a.m. EST

WHO: The Consensus for American Security, including panelists:

  • Sen. Chuck Hagel, Former U.S. Senator from Nebraska
  • Sen. Gary Hart, Former U.S. Senator from Colorado
  • Lt. General Arlen “Dirk” Jameson, former Vice CINCSTRATCOM, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
  • Adm. William Owens, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • Jim Ludes, Executive Director, American Security Project

WHAT: Teleconference discussion about the urgent challenges for American nuclear security agenda and the New START Treaty with leading members of The Consensus for American Security. Press Q & A immediately following remarks.

WHEN: Monday, July 19, 2010
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Dial-In: 888-218-8172
Call Title: Consensus for American Security: New START, New Opportunities for a Secure America (Conference ID: 3445208)

Note: Please call in at least five minutes prior to the start of the call.

MORE: The Consensus for American Security is a new initiative of the American Security Project that brings together a broad, bipartisan consensus of former military and national security leaders who know that American security depends on sound and smart nuclear security policies. The New START Treaty is a critical and essential first-step. The Consensus demonstrates bipartisan support for efforts to SECURE the world’s current nuclear stockpiles, PREVENT terrorists from getting access to nuclear technologies, and REDUCE the spread of nuclear weapons worldwide.

The July 19th conference call will be the first in a series of efforts to raise awareness about these issues and to rebuild an enduring bipartisan consensus in the United States about our nation’s security.

Members include former Secretary of State George Shultz, Chief Negotiator of the first START agreement Ambassador Richard Burt, Lieutenant General John Castellaw USMC (Ret), Lieutenant General Robert Gard USA (Ret), Vice Admiral Lee Gunn USN (Ret), Lieutenant General Donald Kerrick USA (Ret), Rear Admiral Rose Levitre USN (Ret), and several dozen other prominent Americans.