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  • He’s Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers: A Response to Senator Kerry

    Sen. Kerry (D–MA), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, took to the pages of U.S. News and World Report again trying to make the case for ratification of the New START treaty. He continues to tow the Administration line in attempts to demonstrate how the treaty is in the national … More

    To START or Not To START? Should It Even Be a Question?

    In an interview with National Journal (subscription necessary) Senator Richard Lugar (R–IN), responds to a series of objections to the new START Treaty and outlines why he believes ratification is necessary. Sen. Lugar addresses the question of tactical nuclear weapons, yet gives a less than satisfactory response. He states, “A … More

    In Defense of Missile Defense

    James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence, and Rebaccah Heinrichs, a former manager of the House Bipartisan Missile Defense Caucus published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal vividly illustrating the threat posed by Iran’s weapons program and the need for a robust U.S. missile defense system. The authors note … More

    The Only Thing We Are Re-Setting is the Cold War

    Peter Brookes presents an op-ed in the Boston Herald demonstrating this administration’s repeated failure to live up to its promise of transparency and open government. The administration’s reticence to give Senators the negotiating record for the new START treaty is yet another flagrant example. The reasons provided in the START … More

    Guys With All The Right Stuff

    Eleven members of the Senate Armed Services Committee released a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Committee, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in anticipation of the hearings on the New START Treaty. The senators are calling for a broader spectrum of witnesses, beyond … More

    Fly Before You Buy? Ok, So Now Can We Buy?

    On Tuesday, Lockheed Martin and the Missile Defense Agency successfully tested their Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System in Hawaii.  Since 2005 there have been 11 THAAD flight tests with a 100% success rate in intercepting a missile. Not only did this test continue the perfect record of … More

    Canada: A Key Ally in Cybersecurity

    Canada is one of America’s greatest allies and its largest trading partner. Yet within a split second, it could freeze US financial systems, disable key military technologies, or halt any number of government agencies. How? A few rogue actors launching a cyber attack from Canada.  Such is the nature of … More

    Let’s Not START This Again, Mr. President

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held its second hearing this week on the New START Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.  Led by the chair of the committee, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and ranking minority member, Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), a number of senators addressed several areas … More

    A Call for Transparency: Provide the Senate with the Negotiating Record

    The administration is launching a full-scale defense of the new START Treaty, as evidenced by two days of testimony in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and an op-ed out this morning in The Wall Street Journal by Michele Flournoy and Ashton Carter. Ms. Flournoy and Mr. Carter rightly point out … More

    Old or New, It’s a Bad START for Missile Defense

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held the first of two committee hearings this Tuesday on the New START Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.  Attended by Acting Chair Ted Kauffman (D-DE), Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN), and briefly by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) the three senators pressed … More