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  • McCain, Corker working for Hillary on Start 1 in 2010.

    11/02/2017 12:34:09 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 29 replies
    FOIA request ^ | 11/2/2017 | email
    PDF of Hillary briefing Corker and McCain on what to say during Sunday shows regarding dismantling US missiles in Europe.
  • Failure to Report

    03/21/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    House leaders seek GAO probe of State Department failure to report Russian nuclear missile treaty violationsTwo senior House leaders on Friday requested an investigation by Congress’ General Accountability Office (GAO) into the State Department’s failure to report Russian violations of a 1987 nuclear missile accord.“It is clear from my subcommittee’s oversight that the administration did not fully disclose what it knew about Russian arms control violations when it was trying to get the New START treaty ratified,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.“Its all-consuming drive to protect its Russia reset...
  • Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

    07/11/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by plain talk · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | josh rogin
    .... Several U.S. officials briefed on the options told me they include declaring a no first use policy for the United States nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the countrys nuclear posture. Another option under consideration is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution affirming a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons. This would be a way to enshrine the United States pledge not to test without having to seek unlikely Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The administration is also considering offering Russia a five-year extension of the New START treatys limits on deployed...
  • U.S. will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

    04/08/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s. The decisions come after a strong push by members of Congress from the states that host missile bases - North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana - to not eliminate any of the silos from which the missiles would be launched. Fifty silos will be kept in warm status - empty of missiles but capable of returning to active use. Sen. John Tester, a Montana Democrat, called the Pentagons announcement a big win for our nations security and for Malmstrom...
  • U.S. to trim air, sea and land nuke launchers under U.S.-Russia treaty: officials

    04/08/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    U.S. to trim air, sea and land nuke launchers under U.S.-Russia treaty: officials 11:32am EDT By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will scale back its land, sea and air nuclear missile launchers under a New START treaty with Russia but not retire a ballistic missile squadron as some lawmakers had expected, U.S. officials told Reuters. The U.S. military will disable four missile launch tubes on each of its 14 U.S. nuclear submarines, convert 30 B-52 nuclear bombers to conventional use and empty 50 intercontinental ballistic missile silos, senior administration officials said on condition of anonymity. The plan...
  • U.S. Says Russia Tested Missile, Despite Treaty

    01/30/2014 8:36:45 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2014 | MICHAEL R. GORDON
    The United States informed its NATO allies this month that Russia had tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, raising concerns about Moscows compliance with a landmark arms control accord. With President Obama pledging to seek deeper cuts in nuclear arms, the State Department has been trying to find a way to resolve the compliance issue, preserve the treaty and keep the door open to future arms control accords. Other officials, who asked not to be identified because they were discussing internal deliberations, said there was no question the missile tests ran counter to the treaty and the administration had already...
  • New Russian ICBM Test Fuels Worries Over Violation of 1987 Missile Treaty

    10/24/2013 7:20:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Russias latest flight of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile this month appears to be another circumvention of a 1987 nuclear missile accord, U.S. officials and private arms specialists said. A test of what the Pentagon calls the SS-25 road-mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) took place Oct. 10 and traveled less than 2,000 miles, indicating it could be a missile banned by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Russias military also failed to notify an international group set up in 2002 to prevent missile proliferation called the Hague Code of Conduct about the test. The flight test two weeks ago...
  • Russians Inspect Missile Defense Base in California

    08/22/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies ^ | August 22, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Russian officials this week carried out a secret inspection of the U.S. strategic missile defense base in California as part of the New START arms treaty, according to Obama administration officials. The inspection of five missile defense interceptors is the only one allowed under the 2010 arms accord. The treaty requires cuts of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic warheads to 1,550. A defense official said the visit was a treaty verification visit hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. A State Department official declined to comment on the inspection but confirmed it was related to New START. Implementation activities under...
  • 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...
  • Stop Complaining and Start Doing

    06/28/2013 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jedediah Bila
    One of the best lines of advice I've ever gotten came from my aunt Rose in the third grade: "Stop complaining about what you don't like, and do what you can to change it." I took her advice that afternoon, had a much better school year because of it, and promised myself I'd never forget her words of wisdom. So here I am today, immersed in a sea of politics and culture wars, TV and radio debates, panel discussions and Q & A sessions where I'm challenged to think hard about who I am, what I value, and what messages...
  • How About More Scandal, Incompetence, Venality, Hubris, Vanity and Error to Start

    06/08/2013 4:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 8, 2013 | John Ransom
    Lost amidst the White House he-said-she-said of finger pointing, scandal, incompetence, venality, hubris, vanity, error, greed, gluttony, embarrassment, cover up, stupidity, amateur bungling, brownnosing, grandstanding, photo-opting and hearings as the result of a few minor mistakes made by the Obama administration- an administration which rode roughshod over a several outdated laws, certain small parts of the Bill of Rights written by irrelevant white dudes; an administration that got people killed, violated civil rights, harassed government employees, ignored its basic responsibilities and common sense- are these small, little, niggling details: The folks in charge are freaking hypocrites; and because the are...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • The Struggling Housing Recovery: Multifamily Starts Fell 21.31%, Job Openings Dive

    06/19/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/19/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Department of Commerce, housing starts fell 4.8% in May to a 708,000 annual rate from a revised 744,000 rate in April. The previous month was the highest since October 2008. The forecast by economists was for 722,000, a substantial miss on the downside. This might explain why yesterdays homebuilder confidence rose by only 1 point. With mortgage rates falling to new lows, home affordability is the highest its been in decades. Building permits rose 7.9% from a revised rate of 723,000 in April to 780,000 in May. Economists were expecting 780,000. This is a big miss to...
  • Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender

    06/07/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012
    Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
  • The Flexible Flip-Flopper

    04/02/2012 6:14:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | April 2, 2012 | Dan Holler
    President Obamas hot mic moment defined his trip to South Korea and may very well define his reelection bid. The reason his uncensored remark resonates is that it supports a pre-existing narrative that President Obamas promises are not to be trusted. Before he backed off the campaign trail, no one made this argument more frequently than Newt Gingrich. After his second place finish in Florida, he said, If he [President Obama] can have a record this bad, unemployment this bad, deficits this bad, policies this bad, gasoline prices this high, and still get re-elected, you cant imagine how radical hell...
  • Dangerous Dick Lugar and the Marxist Led Peace PAC

    03/25/2012 10:19:08 AM PDT · by mojitojoe · 18 replies ^ | 3/23/2012 | Trevor Loudon
    Veteran Indiana GOP senator Richard Lugar, faces a serious primary challenge this election cycle. Every patriotic American should be praying that Dangerous Dick is soundly defeated and is never elected, or appointed, to any form of public office again. Richard Lugar is not merely a leftist Republican there are plenty of those. Dangerous Dick is in a league all of his own. What makes Lugar so dangerous is his long standing ties to an anti-American Marxist led peace Political Action Committee, which has campaigned to cut US military preparedness and defense capabilities for 50 years. The New START Disarmament...
  • Obama lied on START treaty suckered congress

    03/02/2012 2:29:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    us action news ^ | 3/2/12 | Michaela Bendikova at Heritage Foundation
    According to Rebeccah Heinrichs, an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, President Obamas fiscal year 2013 budget request reveals that that the president has utterly failed to make good on his promises on nuclear modernization and missile defense. During the ratification debate on the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (New START), President Obama promised to modernize the U.S. nuclear infrastructure, claiming that such investment is essential to facilitating reductions while sustaining deterrence under New START and beyond. However, the Administration failed to include in its budget the additional $4.1 billion that was promised for the nuclear weapons...
  • Medvedev: Russia may target missile defense sites

    11/23/2011 6:00:15 AM PST · by cutty · 32 replies
    ap ^ | 11-23-2011
    President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia will aim its missiles at the U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington fails to address Russian concerns on its missile defense plans. ... He also said ...that Moscow may opt out of the New Start arms control deal
  • Giving Away the Farm--Obama admin is freely giving Russia sensitive info about missile defense

    06/12/2011 7:05:50 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 59 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 7, 2011 | JAMES WOOLSEY, REBECCAH HEINRICHS
    President Barack Obama's administration recently threatened to veto the defense budget, citing "serious concerns" over provisions that limit the U.S. missile defense know-how that the White House is permitted to share with Moscow. This is the sort of information that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in his earlier days, would have assigned his spies to steal. Through its single-minded pursuit of "resetting" relations with Russia, the Obama administration may simply be willing to hand over this information and, in doing so, weaken U.S. national security. Only two days after issuing the veto threat -- and as Obama tried to warm...
  • West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020 - interview

    05/28/2011 5:17:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 28/05/2011
    West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020 - interview Russian military experts forecast that Western nations will have 80,000 cruise missile by 2020, a deputy commander of the Russian General Staff said on Saturday. "We expect Western countries to have at least 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020, including about 2,000 of them nuclear-powered," Gen. Igor Sheremet said in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station. He added these missiles are clearly not simply designed for drilling or intimidation purposes. "They can deliver disarming or even 'decapitation' strikes," Sheremet said. Hence, he said, the plans to develop Russia's air...