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Friday’s Missile Defense Test: What Will It Mean?

By Tom Z. Collina In its own multi-million dollar display of fireworks, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will conduct an intercept test of the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system on Friday, July 5. This will be the first test of … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead in Arms Control: July 1-7

This bulletin, posted on Fridays, highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming week, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. (Send suggestions for events to be covered here.) – Jefferson Morley, … Continue reading

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East Coast Missile Defense? First, Solve the Decoy Problem

By Tom Z. Collina As the House Armed Services Committee marks up its version of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill, some strange proposals are emerging. Perhaps the oddest, from Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio), chair of the strategic forces subcommittee, … Continue reading

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More Collateral Damage from Missile Defense

U.S.-Russian negotiations on strategic arms reductions have demonstrated time and again that U.S. missile defense plans are an obstacle to negotiating lower levels of offensive nuclear forces.  Security experts have been providing more reminders lately that in attempting to treat … Continue reading

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Woolsey Misstates the Intelligence in Missile Defense Pitch

By Greg Thielmann I would like to second Sarah Palin in being “appalled and surprised” in reading the June 7 Foreign Policy article by R. James Woolsey and Rebeccah Heinrichs, “Giving Away the Farm.” But the reason for my reaction … Continue reading

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Why Sarah Palin Is Wrong About Missile Defense Cooperation with Russia

by Daryl G. Kimball This week former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin parroted the misinformed critiques by Republican members of Congress and former CIA director James Woolsey about sharing missile launch data with Russia. In an entry on her Facebook page, … Continue reading

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Whither Strategic Arms Control: Clues from Carnegie

By Greg Thielmann Last week’s 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. provided some revealing perspectives on the challenges and opportunities ahead for future strategic arms control agreements between the United States and Russia. The dynamics of strategic … Continue reading

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Kyl Mischaracterizes ACA on Missile Defense

By Tom Collina The Arms Control Association often finds itself at odds with Senate Republican Minority Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.). After all, Sen. Kyl led opposition to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1999 and to New START last year, … Continue reading

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Russia Approves New START–Now What?

By Tom Z. Collina New START is reaching the finish line.  After three votes in Russia’s lower house of parliament, or Duma, Russia’s upper house, the Federation Council, gave unanimous final approval today.  The U.S. Senate approved New START on … Continue reading

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Missile Defense Cooperation Is Not Missile Defense Limitation

By Daryl G. Kimball The Washington Times is running a misleading story this morning that mischaracterizes the discussions between the United States and Russia on potential cooperation on missile defense, implying that these “secret” talks could “limit” missile defense, and … Continue reading

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