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Consensus Members Meet with National Security Advisor, Top WH Officials

Consensus for American Security • Press Release • July 20th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2010 — Following yesterday’s launch, the Consensus for American Security began its push for ratification of the New START treaty this morning by meeting with top White House officials. (more…)

Historic Bi-Partisan Coalition of Military and National Security Leaders Calls for Strong Approach to Nuclear Security

Consensus for American Security • Press Release • July 19th, 2010

‘Consensus for American Security’ members Sec. George Shultz, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Gen. Arlen “Dirk” Jameson (U.S. Air Force, RET), Sen. Gary Hart and Adm. William Owens (U.S. Navy, RET) look to New START Treaty as Initial Test of American Policy


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

Consensus for American Security • July 17th, 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. (more…)

Obama plan outlines reductions in U.S. nuclear arsenal

Washington Post • By Walter Pincus • July 15th, 2010

The Obama administration’s 20-year plan for the U.S. nuclear arsenal would reduce the number of deployed and stored warheads from 5,000 to a range of 3,000 to 3,500 and significantly increase spending on the complex that maintains them, according to newly disclosed documents.

New arms treaty will not 
hurt our nuclear deterrence

Atlanta Journal-Constitution • By Theodore R. Weber • July 13th, 2010

The presidents of the United States and of Russia have signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, which authorizes significant reductions of the nuclear weapons and delivery systems of both countries.

The New START treaty deserves to be ratified

Los Angeles Times • By Jacob Heilbrunn • July 12th, 2010

President Obama signed a nuclear arms control agreement — the New START treaty — with Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Prague in April to much fanfare. Senate hearings on the treaty are taking place.

Lugar Attacks Romney on Nuclear Treaty

The New York Times • By Peter Backer • July 8th, 2010

Senator Richard G. Lugar, one of the Republican Party’s senior voices on foreign affairs, fired back Thursday at Mitt Romney over his opposition to the new nuclear treaty with Russia, accusing Mr. Romney of “hyperbolic” rhetoric that is divorced from the reality of arms control.

New START is no mistake

Washington Post • By Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott • July 7th, 2010

Mitt Romney’s criticism of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) ["Obama's worst foreign mistake," op-ed, July 6] raises several concerns about the agreement and its impact.

How New-START will improve our nation’s security

Washington Post • By John F. Kerry • July 7th, 2010

Even in these polarized times, anyone seeking the presidency should know that the security of the United States is too important to be treated as fodder for political posturing.

U.S. Senate must ratify New START

Atlanta Journal-Constitution • By Lawrence Korb • June 24th, 2010

When I worked as assistant secretary of defense for Ronald Reagan, the president demonstrated two particularly important characteristics.

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