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Unprecedented commitment to modernize

• December 13th, 2010

Treaty would make U.S. nukes safer and more reliable
By Thomas P. D’Agostino
The Washington Times
4:07 p.m., Monday, December 13, 2010

The debate over New START has ushered in a new consensus on the need to modernize our nuclear deterrent and the resources required to get the job done. All that is left is for Congress to vote this month to finish the job by approving New START and the president’s investment in our nuclear security. In doing so, it will have reversed years of neglect and decline in our nuclear establishment, and made the American people safer in the process.


The Breakdown: New START by the Numbers (VISUAL)

• December 8th, 2010

You cannot refute these numbers, when it comes to the New START treaty. Watch the SlideShare presentation below to find out who has endorsed the treaty, how long it’s been debated, and why the Senate shouldn’t delay it any further.
The Breakdown: New START by the Numbers

Click the forward button to move to the next slide, or view it on SlideShare to watch it in full screen mode.

You should also download a “New START by the Numbers” document here.

Our Latest Ad: National Security Can’t Wait

• December 6th, 2010

The case for ratifying the New START treaty is compelling. The US military leadership, respected national security officials and The Consensus for American Security have spoken. Want proof? Read the signatories on our latest print ad. (more…)

Sen. Gary Hart and Dr. David Kay Interview on XM Radio POTUS

• December 2nd, 2010

Sen. Gary Hart and Dr. David Kay spoke with XM national radio host of The Morning Briefing, Tim Farley, about the need to ratify the New START treaty.

Dr. Kay said:

“The New START treaty, in fact, for an inspector is a lot better than the old one. It provides almost instantaneous transmission of information about movement of warheads. It provides short notice, 18 short notice inspections. This is a cadre of expertise that we’ve developed over the years [...]. START treaties and strategic arms negotiations [...] have provided the development of a cadre of people who know how to do this who have the language and technical expertise. We’re not using those people now, for a year, and if this treaty is not ratified very, very soon, you’re going to start to see those people disappear into other jobs. You cannot imagine how expensive it would be to rebuild that cadre.”

When you have inspectors on the ground in a place like Russia, you get an insight into what’s happening in their system, their military developments, what’s coming around. And, it gives you far better intelligence.  I’ve spent a lot of my career staring at satellite photos and listening to communications intercepts. They provide data points. They don’t provide context. They don’t tell you what is the human element and what people are thinking and how they’re going. We’ve lost that. We’re blind right now with regard to Russian strategic nuclear weapons.”

Dr. David Kay on XM radio’s The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley, about the need to ratify the New START treaty.

The military agrees — we need START now

• December 2nd, 2010

By Lt. General Dirk Jameson

The Hill

02 Dec 2010

After more than 20 hearings and testimony from military and diplomatic officials that has seen more than 900 questions asked and answered, a strong bipartisan consensus has emerged on a simple point about the New START treaty: it makes America more safe.

Lt. Gen. John Castellaw: Put the inspectors back to work

• December 2nd, 2010

Augusta Free Press

Lt Gen John Castellaw

Posted on Dec 2, 2010

Dec. 5th marks an important milestone in relation to America’s national security – the one-year anniversary since the U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear facilities expired. But the obstacle to resuming inspections isn’t an intransigent Russia, but Senate delays in ratifying the New START arms reduction treaty – delays that put political considerations ahead of U.S. national security.


Senator Gary Hart’s Warning About New START Delay

• November 30th, 2010

Senator Gary Hart Warns That Delaying New START Treaty Could Mean Years Before the US Has Inspectors Back on the Ground in Russia

Washington D.C., 30 November 2010: Today former Senator Gary Hart (D-CO), who was a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and was heavily involved in numerous other arms control treaties, warned that if the New START treaty is not ratified before the end of 2010, it could mean years before the treaty is ratified. (more…)

DIRK JAMESON: Do the right thing on New START treaty

• November 25th, 2010

Thursday 25 November 2010

Lt. Gen. Dirk Jameson

Through the long Thanksgiving weekend, we were reminded how people came together, shared resources, shared opinions and worked together to form and protect our nation.


Ratify New START

• November 24th, 2010

By Lt. Gen. Norman Seip

The Post and Courier, 11/23/2010

For almost 20 years, the U.S. has had inspectors on the ground in Russia to conduct inspections and surveillance of the Russian nuclear arsenal. (more…)

The Case for Ratifying New Start

• November 24th, 2010

Wall Street Journal

President Obama has shown that missile defense and arms control can proceed hand-in-hand.

24 November 2010
In September 2009, when President Obama decided to alter his predecessor’s plans for missile defense in Europe, some critics claimed that we had sacrificed our allies in the interest of the “reset” with Russia. Others thought that we would derail the reset by proceeding with the new plan. The skeptics were wrong on both counts.

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