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The United States Senate has held more than eight hearings considering the New START Treaty, signed by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 8. The Obama Administration would like to see the treaty given consent as soon as possible, preferably before the November elections.
Unfortunately, some key experts and U.S. Senators are concerned the treaty has serious flaws, which undermines U.S. national security. Is this so?
Join us for a panel discussion that will answer this question as we examine the New START Treaty in the context of the Obama Administration’s wider nuclear, missile defense, and strategic agenda.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Paula A. DeSutter
Former Assistant Secretary for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation
U.S. Department of State
Ambassador David Smith
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies,
and former leader of the U.S.-Soviet Defense
and Space Talks
F.M. Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy
The Heritage Foundation
Foreign Policy Initiative,
and former Director for Counterproliferation Strategy
National Security Council
Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs