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  • What Missile Defense and Nuclear Disarmament Have in Common

    Responding to James Carafano’s July 29 critique of New START, William Hartung asserts that the proposed nuclear arms treaty imposes no limitations on U.S. missile defense options. It’s a faithful parroting of the administration line.  But given Hartung’s longstanding views regarding missile defense, arms control and nuclear disarmament, this argument—coming from … More

    Does State Care if Russia Cheats on Nuclear Weapons or Not?

    The State Department is sorely upset about July 28 headlines in The Washington Post and The Washington Times about a recent Department report on Russian noncompliance with several existing and past arms control treaties and how the Russian record could derail Senate approval of the new arms control treaty with … More

    What the Post Gets Wrong on New START

    The Washington Post has arrived at the conclusion, in a July 26 editorial, that the New START arms control agreement with Russia should be ratified this year. Arriving at this conclusion, however, has resulted from the Post misunderstanding important details about the treaty and failing to recognize that the Obama … More

    New START: White House Figures Are Deceptive

    According to press reports, an undisclosed State Department report on the new strategic arms control treaty with Russia, called New START, reveals that the Obama Administration is not concerned about the implications of Russian cheating under the treaty. Specifically, the State Department report supposedly states that “any Russian cheating under … More

    $500 Hammers? U.S. Military Can Find Ways to Trim the Fat

    Nobody likes wasteful government spending, whether it’s $500 hammers at the Pentagon or federal employees using Uncle Sam’s credit cards to buy personal cameras, laptop computers and iPods. So the military should set a goal: Find ways to trim the fat in its budget, then reinvest the savings in combat … More

    Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better for the Military

    As your mother probably told you (many times), bigger isn’t necessarily better. And yet that’s too often the approach the military uses to determine whether it’s succeeding in its mission. When members of the American defense establishment try to answer former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s famous question, “How … More

    Towards a More Efficient Military

    If you’ve ever waited in line at the DMV or tried to contact the IRS for help with your taxes, you’re no doubt aware that government bureaucracies tend to be inefficient. Well, the same thing holds true in the military. On the front lines, America’s Army, Navy, Air Force and … More

    Is There a Secret Obama Deal to Limit Missile Defense?

    Only in Obama’s Orwellian world can secret negotiations to kill missile defense not mean the White House plans to kill missile defense. These secret negotiations were exposed by Bill Gertz in a June 16 article in The Washington Times. Genuine missile defense cooperation between the U.S. and Russia would be … More

    Obama Surrenders to Russia Again

    It seems that weak negotiating with Russia is becoming a habit for the Obama Administration. After signing a one-sided arms control deal with Russia on April 8th, the Administration is now touting a new United Nations Security Council Resolution that imposes a new round of sanctions on Iran in response … More

    SM-3 Necesssary and Effective, But Not Sufficient, for Missile Defense

    Once again, George N. Lewis and Theodore A. Postol are asserting that midcourse missile defense interceptors will not work. This latest attack on the missile defense program is in a piece appearing in the current issue of Arms Control Today, which is a publication of the Arms Control Association. This … More