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    New Daisy vs 33 Minutes on New START

    The American Values Network has released a new online ad aimed at pressuring the Senate to pass the New START nuclear arms agreement with Russia in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress. The ad is a carbon copy of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 “Daisy” ad, which equated a vote … More

    Bond on New START: A Dangerous Path

    This Monday Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Kit Bond (R-MO) talked with Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio about the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). Gaffney asked Bond about a recent assessment he completed for the committee. Bond responded: … More

    Senate Must Do More Homework on New START

    In her recent op-ed, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D–NH) expresses her favorable opinion about the New START Treaty that was voted out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week. However, the op-ed, as well as the committee vote, raises more questions than answers. First, there were only 12 open and … More

    Morning Bell: The New START Rubberstamp Threat to National Security

    Today at 9:30 AM, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). President Barack Obama’s allies on the committee, including committee chair John Kerry (D-MA) and ranking member Richard Lugar (R-IN), both support the treaty, so the treaty is all but guaranteed … More

    New START Proponents Should Stick to Policy, not Politics

    You can always tell you’re winning a policy debate when your opponent starts name-calling. Now that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has pulled New START off his Senate Foreign Relations Committee schedule, that’s exactly what the treaty’s supporters are doing. So Brent Scowcroft, U.S. National Security Advisor under President Gerald Ford, … More

    Can the U.S. Trust Russia to Abide by New START?

    Obama Administration officials have recently been going out of their way to describe Russia as a responsible, reliable, and cooperative treaty partner, despite the release of yet another U.S. State Deport report describing Russian non-compliance with the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) treaty and numerous expert opinions stating otherwise. … More

    State Department: Russia Not Complying with Pacts

    Earlier this month, Paula DeSutter, former assistant secretary for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation at the State Department, wrote a piece for The Heritage Foundation, in which she discussed the weaker verification regime in the new START, in contrast to the original treaty. The former Soviet Union has violated agreements before, … More

    Morning Bell: Let's Not Make a Deal

    At the height of the debate over Obamacare, when the White House’s leftist allies were in full panic mode, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein accused Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) of being “willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.” Lieberman’s crime? He opposed including an expansion of … More

    What’s 2 + 2? When the Russians Say 3, START to Worry

    Trust, but don’t bother to verify. That is the Obama Administration’s latest message about how the United States of America ought to manage the most fearsome weapons known to man. There are severe deficiencies in the New START arms control treaty. In particular, the means for verifying that Russia is … More

    Morning Bell: New START, New Slogan ... Trust But Don't Verify

    In 1987, at the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), President Ronald Reagan summarized his approach to arms-control by citing an old Russian proverb: “doveryai, no proveryai.” Translation: trust, but verify. When Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev noted, “You say that at every meeting,” Reagan shot back, “I like … More