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News Top U.S. Security Officials Press For Ratification Of START

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty • By Richard Solash • May 18th, 2010


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top U.S. security officials testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to push for the ratification of the new START arms reduction treaty with Russia.

Five questions on the nuclear arms reduction pact

Boston Globe • By Stephanie Vallejo • May 18th, 2010

Senator John F. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Richard Lugar, ranking Republican member, will open hearings this week on the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty.

Top U.S. officials urge START ratification

CNN • May 18th, 2010

The proposed U.S.-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty will enhance U.S. security and diplomatic credibility, and won’t compromise U.S. nuclear force levels or undermine its missile defense, top U.S. officials said Tuesday as they urged the Senate to ratify the pact.

The Case for the New START Treaty

The Wall Street Journal • By Robert Gates • May 13th, 2010

The Case for the New START Treaty

I first began working on strategic arms control with the Russians in 1970, an effort that led to the first Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement with Moscow two years later.

New START Treaty Won't Limit a Better Missile Defense

The Wall Street Journal • By James L. Jones • April 20th, 2010

The treaty restrains neither our program for missile defense of the U.S. (at bases in California and Alaska) nor the new phased adaptive approach for missile defense in Europe.

Henry Kissinger: US and Russia should share anti-Iran missile defense

Christian Science Monitor • Interview with Henry Kissinger • April 20th, 2010

Henry Kissinger is a former US secretary of State. He spoke with Global Viewpoint Network editor Nathan Gardels about President Obama’s nuclear policies, how to deal with China, and the new alliance of BRIC countries.

Nuclear review shows bipartisanship

Politico • By James Schlesinger and William Perry • April 14th, 2010

The release last week of the Obama administration’s Nuclear Posture Review brings long overdue attention to the vital issue of U.S. strategic posture. Issues raised in the NPR and START have reinvigorated a crucial national nuclear dialogue that has been missing.

How to Build on the Start Treaty

The New York Times • By William Perry and George Shultz • April 10th, 2010

THIS has been a remarkable time for the Obama administration. After a year of intense internal debate, it issued a new nuclear strategy. And after a year of intense negotiations with the Russians, President Obama signed the New Start treaty with President Dmitri Medvedev in Prague.

How significant a new START for the U.S. and Russia?

Washington Post • By Graham Allison • April 9th, 2010

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev posed for the cameras in Prague on Thursday before solemnly signing a treaty to reduce by 30 percent their number of active strategic nuclear weapons. Americans over 40 can be excused for recalling Yogi Berra’s line about deja vu all over again.

A comprehensive nuclear arms strategy

The Los Angeles Times • By Joe Biden • April 7th, 2010

The administration’s Nuclear Posture Review outlines the means to achieve greater security from worldwide nuclear dangers. Nonproliferation and counter-terrorism are central to the strategy.

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