Foreign Policy/National Security/Nuclear Nonproliferation

20/04/10
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is a serious strategic problem for the United States throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. It makes any progress in negotiations with Iran extremely difficult. The Obama Administration’s immediate priority is to...
26/03/10
“I’m pleased to announce that after a year of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia have agreed to the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades.”--President Barack Obama, 10:47 am. 3/26/10 On April 8, 2010 in Prague President Obama and President...
24/03/10
The presence of nuclear weapons around the world is the greatest threat to America today. A growing, bipartisan consensus of military leaders and national security experts supports a smart, new plan to stop their spread and reduce their number. America needs a principled national security...
18/02/10
On Tuesday, February 17, 2010 a secret meeting was held in the White House to discuss US nuclear policy. Military leaders and policy makers agree that the US needs a 21st century nuclear security strategy that prevents hostile groups like Al Qaeda from acquiring nuclear weapons technology.
28/01/10
In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama addressed the concerns of Americans about the domestic issues that most immediately affect them: the economy and how to get it moving again; controlling government spending; improving education at all levels; and continuing to press...
17/12/09
“As our two countries possess the overwhelming majority of the world’s nuclear weapons, we have special responsibility to reduce their number. I believe we should be prepared to enter into a new arms control agreement with Russia.” John McCain, University of Denver 5/28/08.
02/12/09
December 1, 2010 in a nationally televised address from the United States Military Academy at West Point, President Obama will officially announce that he has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 additional American troops to Afghanistan over the next six months, bringing the troop total to...
30/10/09
Why is the US in Afghanistan? Matthew Hoh, serving as a senior civilian officer in Zabul, Afghanistan, resigned last month in protest of the war. Former US Marine Hoh stated in his resignation letter that he had “lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes” of US...
23/09/09
“Today, let me put forward four pillars that I believe are fundamental to the future that we want for our children: nonproliferation and disarmament, the promotion of peace and security, the preservation of our planet and a global economy that advances opportunity for all people."...
15/09/09
September 11, 2009 marked the 8 year anniversary of the US War Against Terror. Our first response to invade Afghanistan and oust the Taliban was seen as a major success, but eight years later the war rages with no end in sight while it quickly loses political and public support. The Obama...
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