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  • Obama Moves Toward Global Governance For American Arms Exporters

    09/09/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9/9/13 | Jeff Moran
    The Obama Administration’s endorsement of a Swiss global oversight scheme for government defense and security contractors is a warning for not only the shooting industry, but for civil arms rights and democratic national sovereignty. Geneva --( On August 16th 2013, the Obama Administration signaled tentative plans to support a new scheme to legally bind government contractors into complying with international humanitarian law, human rights law, arms control and disarmament law, as well as other requirements of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.[1] The scheme applies to private military and security services contractors (and their subcontractors) doing business with the United...
  • Russia's Noncompliance with Arms Control Obligations

    07/31/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT · by george76
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mark B. Schneider
    Perhaps the strongest argument against a new agreement with Russia is the virtual certainty that Russia will violate it. It is now clear that the Russians are in violation of major arms control treaties and that the current Administration is ignoring these violations. The current proposal will create major nuclear disparity in Russia's favor and leave the U.S. vulnerable to Russian air and missile defense. The Administration reportedly intends to circumvent congressional approval -- a clear indication of how bad they expect the outcome to be. When Obama, in June 2013, announced his agenda for the next round of nuclear...
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty Controls Weapons to Terrorists, but Refuses to Define Terrorism

    07/05/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 4 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-5-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    As you and I prepared to celebrate America's Independence from Britain and the totalitarian rule of King George III, the U.N. began a month-long "Diplomatic Conference" to draft the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which the U.S. has said it will sign. The Conservative component of Congress is suspicious, as well they should be. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), via letter, reminded Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that any treaty must be ratified by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) and 130 others in the U.S. House have sent a letter to Obama, and Secretary...
  • Did Romney Just Endorse Space-Based Weapons?

    10/09/2011 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 09, 2011 | Taylor Dinerman
    In his speech on defense and foreign policy at South Carolina’s Citadel Military Academy on October 7, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said: “I will begin reversing the Obama-era missile defense cuts and prioritize the full deployment of a multilayered national ballistic-missile defense system.” If conservatives hold him to this promise, it will be a significant step towards fulfilling the goal of making nuclear weapons “impotent and obsolete” that Ronald Reagan laid out in his famous March 1983 “Star Wars” speech. The key word that Romney pronounced, which heartened missile-defense advocates and almost certainly disturbs the opponents of such defensive...
  • Did Fast & Furious violate the Arms Export Control Act?

    07/13/2011 1:49:38 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    First, the Arms Export Control Act, 22 USC §2778.. It authorizes the President to define defense articles and regulate their export. In so doing, he must consider the possibility that export could "support international terrorism, increase the possibility of outbreak or escalation of conflict..." Those defense articles may not be exported without a permit, issued by the Secretary of State ( Department of State guidelines here), "except that no license shall be required for exports or imports made by or for an agency of the United States Government (A) for official use by a department or agency of the United...
  • Report: US Stopped North Korean Ship

    06/13/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT · by Bean Counter
    <p>WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy forced a North Korean ship on its way to Myanmar to return home after a standoff two weeks ago, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times said the U.S. suspected the North Korean cargo vessel, the M/V Light, was carrying missile technology to Myanmar.</p>
  • On Arms Control, Learn from Reagan

    12/20/2010 5:32:51 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/20/2010 | Richard Perle and Kim R. Holmes
    Much reporting and commentary casts the Senate debate over ratification of the New START nuclear-weapons treaty as driven by partisanship. But New START skeptics are driven by something else: the idea that arms-control treaties should serve our security interests now and in the longer term. New START does neither. That is why the Senate should consider the full record of the negotiations before voting to approve a treaty that will: 1. encumber our freedom to deploy ballistic-missile defenses, 2. squander the negotiating leverage needed to bring Russian shorter-range missiles under control, and 3. reduce verification standards in this and probably...
  • A late look at a troubling treaty

    05/14/2010 4:15:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 515+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2010 | Peter Brooks
    It turns out the Russians got a great deal on the new Strategic Arms Reduc tion Treaty, which President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed in Prague last month. At our expense, of course. The bad news is late in leaking out because seemingly no one outside the government -- and likely few, if any, inside Congress -- got a look at the arms-control pact before the two leaders inked it. But the treaty's problems should be front and center as early as next week, when the Senate starts hearings on it. (Like any US treaty, the new START...
  • Gates To Navy: Anchors Away

    05/07/2010 5:30:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 2,553+ views ^ | May 7, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Advantage: Our defense secretary proposes doing what no other foreign adversary has done: sink the U.S. Navy. We don't need those billion-dollar destroyers, he says. Meanwhile, the Chinese navy rushes to fill the vacuum. Once Britannia ruled the waves, later to be replaced by America and its Navy. From the Battle of Midway to President Reagan's 600-ship fleet that helped win the Cold War, naval supremacy has been critical to the protection and survival of our nation. Which is why we find the recent remarks of Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the Navy League at the Sea-Air-Space expo so...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • A Treaty for Utopia

    04/19/2010 7:17:51 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 5 replies · 335+ views
    National Review ^ | John Bolton
    On April 8, in Prague, the United States and Russia signed what they call the “New START” bilateral arms-control agreement, important specifics of which, in hallmark Obama-administration fashion (see health care), were still being negotiated. Nonetheless, the president and his acolytes are calling for the treaty’s swift ratification. The Senate would better protect our country’s future by actually deliberating before rushing over the precipice. A vital constitutional imperative, the Senate’s role in making binding treaty commitments, is at stake. While some consider it passé to insist that legislators read and understand what they vote upon, senators should insist on their...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • In Asia, Obama pushing arms control with Russia

    11/14/2009 10:20:36 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 8 replies · 920+ views
    China Daily ^ | 11/15/09 | (Agencies)
    SINGAPORE: A major pact within tantalizing reach, President Barack Obama aims to nudge forward an arms-control deal in talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum brought Obama to Singapore, but he is focusing on individual meetings Sunday with Medvedev and with Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of the world's largest Muslim nation and Obama's home as a boy. The US-Russia meeting takes place as the nations seek a successor to a Cold War-era agreement. Obama planned another milestone: joining a larger meeting that includes the leader of military-ruled Myanmar. Obama is sure to face criticism...
  • As Promised Obama Proposes Radical Reduction in US Nuclear Arsenal

    09/20/2009 10:45:15 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies · 1,510+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/21/09 | Gateway Pundit
    Obama promised to neuter America before the election in one of his campaign ads to supporters: That was one promise he decided to keep. As promised, Barack Obama will go ahead with his plan to weaken America's stand in the world. The Guardian reported today that Obama is pushing a radical plan to eliminate not hundreds but thousands of the nation's strategic warheads, via Free Republic. Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal. Obama has rejected the...
  • Our Foreign Policy Neophyte (0bambi's Russian Vacation)

    07/10/2009 3:59:14 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 575+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 7/10/2009 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    The signing ceremony in Moscow was a grand affair. For Barack Obama, foreign policy neophyte and "reset" man, the arms reduction agreement had a Kissingerian air. A fine feather in his cap. And our president likes his plumage. Unfortunately for the United States, the country Obama represents, the prospective treaty is useless at best, detrimental at worst. Useless because the level of offensive nuclear weaponry, the subject of the U.S.-Russia "Joint Understanding," is an irrelevance. We could today terminate all such negotiations, invite the Russians to build as many warheads as they want, and profitably watch them spend themselves into...
  • Gorbachev Hopes For US Nuclear Deal

    07/05/2009 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 483+ views ^ | July 05, 2009 | Amanda Walker
    Barack Obama is on a mission to reset relations between the US and Russia with nuclear reduction at the cornerstone of his plan. US arms control experts predict the two sides could aim to reduce their arsenals to 1,500 nuclear warheads apiece. Mr Obama's plans continue what the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty began in 1991. It was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. In a rare interview with Sky News, the former Soviet Leader insisted further nuclear reduction is vital. He said: "If we don't get rid of nuclear weapons the 40 countries that are not members of the...
  • Obama picks congresswoman as arms control official

    05/05/2009 5:31:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 854+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/5/2009 | ap
    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday formally nominated Ellen Tauscher, a seven-term member of Congress who is considered an expert on defense, as his top arms control official. Tauscher, who represents a California district, has a record of introducing arms control and counter proliferation legislation and has campaigned for greater oversight of the US Missile Defense Agency. She said in a statement in March, after details of her impending appointment emerged, that she
  • Ban on samurai swords becomes law (UK)

    04/05/2008 9:24:23 PM PDT · by james500 · 69 replies · 5,939+ views
    BBC ^ | 00:55 GMT, Sunday, 6 April 2008
    Legislation against selling, making, hiring or importing samurai swords in England and Wales has come into force. Those breaking the law face six months in jail and a £5,000 fine. Carrying a sword in public is already illegal. Exemptions will cover swords which are used for re-enactments or antique weapons kept on display by collectors. Eight years ago a councillor was killed by a man wielding a samurai sword in the office of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat MP Nigel Jones. Anyone found guilty of importing samurai swords will face up to seven years in prison and an unlimited fine. ... Currently...
  • Albania and weapons of mass destruction.

    09/19/2007 3:34:12 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 102+ views
    Citizens in Defense of Defense ^ | 09/19/2007 | Argentine Firecracker
    This is a bit dated, but then, I had no idea... Did you realize that Albania is the first country to destroy its entire chemical weapons stockpile (18 tons!)?
  • Russia Suspends Participation in Arms Control Treaty

    07/14/2007 1:16:31 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 37 replies · 976+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2007
    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree suspending Russia's participation in a key European arms control treaty, the Kremlin said Saturday. The Kremlin said in a statement the need to pull out of Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty was linked to "extraordinary circumstances ... which affect the security of the Russian Federation and require immediate measures." The treaty is seen as a key element in maintaining stability in Europe. It establishes limitations on countries' deployment of tanks, armored combat vehicles, artillery, attack helicopters and combat aircraft.
  • The futility of arms control (Libertarian Argument Alert)

    07/11/2006 10:08:13 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 12 replies · 545+ views ^ | 07/11/2006 | Vox Day
    The futility of arms control -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 10, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Vox Day -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 The first ordinance bearing on military matters in the Capitularies of Charles the Great is one showing his anxiety to keep as much armour as possible within the realm. In 779 he orders that no merchant shall dare to export byrnies from the realm. This order was repeated again and again in later years, in the Capitula Minora, cap. 7, and again in the Aachen Capitulary of 805; the trade in arms with the Wends and Avars is especially denounced...
  • US seeks safe nuclear coalition

    02/19/2006 2:04:31 PM PST · by voletti · 134+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 2/19/06 | AFP
    * Bush calls for promoting use of nuclear power both at home and abroad WASHINGTON: The United States is seeking to build an international coalition of nuclear powers to provide safe fuel and stop sensitive technology reaching rogue states, officials said. Robert Joseph, under secretary of state for arms control and international security, said the programme aims to “prevent future Iran” - a reference to the increasingly tense standoff over suspicions that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. The United States wants to stop “countries which seek to acquire sensitive technology associated with enrichment and reprocessing with real purposes...
  • Iran reaffirms compliance with nuclear arms control treaty - nuclear nonproliferation treaty - NPT

    02/12/2006 11:58:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 282+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/12/06 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran reaffirmed its commitment to a nuclear arms control treaty Sunday and urged a peaceful solution to the international crisis over concerns it is seeking to develop atomic weapons, a day after its hard-line president issued a veiled threat to withdraw from the pact. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, meanwhile, began a mission to Iran to learn just what controls remain on nuclear sites and equipment after Tehran ended all but minimum cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency. In Vienna, Austria, a diplomat told The Associated Press Saturday that some International Atomic Energy Agency...
  • An exodus of arms experts ~ reorganization of the (State) department's arms control ...

    02/08/2006 5:33:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 485+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Wed, Feb. 08, 2006 | Warren P. Strobel KNIGHT RIDDER
    WASHINGTON - State Department officials appointed by President Bush have sidelined key career weapons experts and replaced them with less-experienced political operatives who share the White House and Pentagon's distrust of international negotiations and treaties. The reorganization of the department's arms control and international security bureaus was intended to help it better deal with 21st-century threats. Instead, the maneuver has thrown the agency into turmoil and produced an exodus of experts with decades of experience in nuclear arms, chemical weapons and related matters, according to 11 current and former officials and documents obtained by Knight Ridder.The reorganization was conducted largely...
  • France urges end to China arms embargo

    02/15/2005 8:20:21 PM PST · by Alex Marko · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Michèle Alliot-Marie, the French defence minister, has argued that sales of weapons technologies to China could slow Beijing's push to develop its own capabilities, which was part of the reason why her country backed lifting a European Union arms embargo on China. Although Ms Alliot-Marie insisted France had strict export regimes that would prevent most lethal technologies getting into China's hands, she said in an interview with the Financial Times that Beijing was likely to have advanced arms in five years with or without western help. "The lifting of the embargo could be a better protection for us than maintaining...
  • Bolton: Arms trade with China scary

    02/08/2005 7:48:14 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 4 replies · 399+ views
    Herald Tribune/Asahi ^ | February 8, 2005 | TARO KARASAKI
    The Bush administration will work closely with Tokyo in trying to rein in the arms trade with China, a senior U.S. State Department official said Monday. Specifically, Washington is keen on persuading countries that have a policy of not selling arms to Beijing to continue doing so, said visiting U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton. In a lecture in Tokyo, he expressed concern about countries that want to sell arms to Beijing and cited Israel and Russia as providing weapons technology to China. Bolton also expressed concern at moves within the European Union to review its arms embargo against China,...
  • UN pressed to adopt treaty on global gun tracing

    01/23/2005 11:31:56 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 28 replies · 557+ views ^ | 24 Jan 2005 | Irwin Arieff
    Arms control activists urged U.N. treaty writers on Monday to approve a system for tracking small arms sales around the world, saying it was easier to track lost airline luggage than a machine gun. Amnesty International, Oxfam International and the International Action Network on Small Arms called for a legally binding global marking and tracing treaty covering small arms and ammunition at the start of a two-week U.N. conference weighing how to deal with the problem. "A piece of lost luggage can be traced from San Francisco to Sierra Leone within hours, yet deadly weapons disappear without trace on a...
  • U.S. Arms Sales Policy Related to Counter-Terrorism and Near East / South Asia

    01/16/2005 11:47:15 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Shortly after the terrorist attacks, the Bush administration lifted those sanctions on Pakistan and India that had been imposed after both countries tested nuclear weapons. Additional sanctions remained in place for Pakistan, as well as other countries the Bush Administration wanted to coax into playing a key role in the anti-terrorism coalition. The administration therefore included in a draft anti-terrorism bill sent to Congress a provision that would have lifted all restrictions on military aid and arms transfers for the next five years in cases where doing so would help fight terrorism or other threats to international peace and security....
  • US welcomes Russia's joining of WMD non-proliferation accord

    05/31/2004 12:10:44 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 2 replies · 137+ views
    AFP ^ | Mon, May 31, 2004
    KRAKOW, Poland (AFP) - Up to 80 nations gathered in southern Poland to mark the first anniversary of a Washington-sponsored pact aimed at stemming the spread of weapons of massive destruction, hailing Russia's decision to come aboard. John Bolton, US under secretary of state for arms control, described Russia's announcement earlier Monday that it would sign up to the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) as a "major development", which should close off valuable lanes to traffickers of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). "This is a major development, a very welcome decision," Bolton told a news conference, after Russia's foreign ministry announced...
  • {Buchanan Calls} George W. Bush "Man of the Year"

    12/31/2003 5:51:49 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 209+ views ^ | 12-31-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    George W. Bush: Man of the year Posted: December 31, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. As Person of the Year, 2003, Time has chosen the American Soldier, a decision with which no patriot will quarrel. Whatever one believed about the necessity, wisdom or justice of the Iraq war, the American soldier did his duty and did it admirably well. But if the old standards had prevailed at Time – What man had the greatest impact on world affairs, for good or ill, in 2003? – the Man of the Year would have to have been George...
  • (John) Bolton : Weapons Capability Justified War

    09/05/2003 6:24:08 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 15 replies · 241+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 9/5/03
    The American-led invasion of Iraq was justified in part because Saddam Hussein retained scientists capable of building nuclear weapons,Washington’s top arms control official said yesterday. In an interview with the Associated Press, John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control, said that whether Saddam’s regime actually possessed weapons of mass destruction “isn’t really the issue.” “The issue I think has been the capability that Iraq sought to have... WMD programs,” Mr. Bolton said at the American Embassy in Paris. Mr. Bolton said that Saddam kept “a coterie” of scientists he was preserving for the day when he could build nuclear...
  • Pizza Manager Arrested For Waving At Cars

    07/05/2003 11:23:43 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 35 replies · 194+ views
    Pizza Manager Arrested For Waving At Cars POSTED: 6:57 p.m. EDT July 5, 2003 RICHMOND, Mich. -- A Little Caesar's pizza parlor manager was arrested outside his store. Richmond Police took Kevin Briggs into custody after he refused to stop carrying a sign and waving at passing vehicles. Police say his version of advertising violates city ordinances. Briggs argues he has a constitutional right to wave as much as he wants. Briggs is out on bond. He's due in court on July 14.
  • Bolton: Military Action on Iran an Option

    06/20/2003 5:59:37 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 2 replies · 150+ views
    Netscape ^ | 6/20/03
    LONDON (Reuters) - The United States reserves the right to take military action to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons, a leading member of President Bush's administration said on Friday. "It has to be an option," John Bolton, under secretary of state for arms control and international security, told BBC radio when pressed on the issue. But he stressed that it was one among an array of possibilities and relatively low down the agenda. "The president has repeatedly said that all options are on the table, but that is not only not our preference it is far, far from our...
  • U.S. Committed to Multilateralism, Rademaker Says (Asst Sec of State for Arms Control)

    02/14/2003 3:30:34 AM PST · by Stultis · 184+ views
    13 February 2003 U.S. Committed to Multilateralism, Rademaker Says(Rademaker addresses Conference on Disarmament in Geneva) (4120) The United States is "profoundly multilateralist," and in a number of recent instances "we have chosen to provide the leadership -- the backbone -- required for multilateralism to succeed," a key State Department official says. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Stephen Rademaker told the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva February 13 that the United States has "stayed the multilateral course" over the last three months "even as Iraq has attempted to pick and choose the terms of its compliance (with U.N....
  • White House Details Baghdad’s Noncompliance With Inspections

    01/25/2003 12:19:58 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 2 replies · 174+ views
    NTI: Global Security Newswire ^ | 24 January 2003 | Bryan Bender
    The White House tried to increase support for its policy on Iraq yesterday, releasing a detailed report outlining the various ways Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has failed to remove weapons of mass destruction from his country (see GSN, Jan. 23). The eight-page report, What Does Disarmament Look Like?, contrasts the disarmament of Iraq with the successful disarmament of other countries. The report also presents a detailed outline of Iraq’s efforts to hinder inspections and of discrepancies in the declaration Iraq submitted to the U.N. Security Council in December. To contrast Iraq’s failure to peacefully disarm, the report describes the successful...
  • Arms control crowd, as usual, is dangerously wrong

    01/03/2003 5:51:09 AM PST · by rhema · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 1/3/03 | Jason Lewis
    <p>When the intelligence reports on Kim Jong-il's machinations forced the outlaw regime in North Korea to admit its breach of the 1994 "Agreed Framework" (an "exchange" in U.S. aid for halting nuclear weapons development negotiated by the Clinton administration with an assist from the former appeaser-in-chief, Nobel Prize-winner Jimmy Carter), the Communist leader's response was to declare the deal null and void, start reprocessing spent fuel from the reactor in Yongbyon, and kick out the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors.</p>
  • Bush's Nuclear Deterrent Disarmament Plan Opposed by Pentagon

    05/17/2002 1:39:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies · 581+ views
    OpinioNet ^ | May 15, 2002 | David T. Pyne
    US and Russian arms control negotiators have reportedly reached an agreement on the terms for a new treaty between the US and Russia, reducing the size of the US arsenal to between 1700-2200 nuclear warheads each, and President Bush has announced that he plans to sign the measure at the Bush-Putin summit in Moscow on May 24th. The Russians sought a binding agreement in order to render the planned US nuclear disarmament measures "irreversible," while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld worked to retain provisions in the treaty which would leave the US the option to rearm itself in the event...