Tag Archives: US National Security

Next Week: Grading the Obama Administration’s Conventional Arms Control Record

By Jeff Abramson With news out of Egypt that U.S. manufactured goods are being used to suppress protests, an administration overhauling its export control system, and notifications to Congress in 2010 of record-breaking potential arms sales (including more than $60 … Continue reading

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Provide for the Common Defense: Bolton and Yoo Attack New START

By Matt Sugrue There are certain openings that let you know that you’re in for an experience: the first five minutes of the first Lord of the Rings film, Eli “Paperboy” Reed’s soul scream at the start of the song … Continue reading

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China and New START

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue and Scoville Fellow Rob Golan-Vilella In an op-ed for the New York Post, Heritage Foundation analyst Peter Brookes warns against New START on the grounds that treaty reductions may increase the strategic threat from China’s … Continue reading

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Iraq WMD Intelligence Errors Show Value of Verification

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue In his mea culpa op-ed for the Washington Post, Matt Miller reflects on how he, and others, was convinced by faulty intelligence that Saddam Hussein was pursuing nuclear weapons. Without opening up all of the … Continue reading

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Peaceful Use or Weaponization: The Lingering Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons

By ACA Intern Daniel Salisbury Last week in Switzerland over 100 states party to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) are due to conclude an annual Meeting of Experts. As Global Security Newswire reported August 20: Law enforcement and public health … Continue reading

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A Close Look at New START Critiques

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue In a recent op-ed for National Review Online, former Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance Paula DeSutter offers some critiques of New START. She writes: the Obama administration’s dismissal of the consequences of … Continue reading

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Trust but Verify: A Brief Response to New START Criticisms

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue In a recent op-ed, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) argues against New START on the basis of three points: that the Russians will maintain a tactical nuclear weapons advantage over the United States, supposed constraints on … Continue reading

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