Robert M. Gates, The New York Times
The future of missile defense in Europe is secure. This reality is contrary to what some critics have alleged about President Obama’s proposed shift in America’s missile-defense plans on the continent — and it is important to understand how and why.
First, to be clear, there is now no strategic missile defense in Europe. In December 2006, just days after becoming secretary of defense, I recommended to President George W. Bush that the United States place 10 ground-based interceptors in Poland and an advanced radar in the Czech Republic.
Strobe Talbott, Financial Times
President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new system for protecting America’s allies against Iranian missiles has ignited charges that he is scaling back the one he inherited from George W. Bush as a concession to the Russians.
Global Security Newswire
The U.N. Security Council on Saturday finalized a draft resolution to be considered during a meeting Thursday on nuclear disarmament, Kyodo News reported (see GSN
, Sept. 14).
David Miliband, The Guardian
This week, Barack Obama will chair a summit of the UN security council to discuss nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. This is one of the most critical issues we face.
K. Subrahmanyam and S. Arunachalam, The Hindu
Following the controversy on the success or otherwise of the thermonuclear test of India on 11th May, 1998, questions have been raised by some senior ex-service officers and civilian strategists on the credibility of the Indian deterrent posture and the perceived mismatch between a 3,500-km missile and a warhead of two digit explosive yield.
Sylvia Westall, Reuters
Arab states in the U.N. nuclear assembly on Friday won narrow approval of a resolution urging Israel to put all its atomic sites under U.N. inspection and join the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
David E. Hoffman, The Washington Post
On a snowy day in December 1993, just months after Andy Weber began his diplomatic job at the U.S. Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he met with a tall, bullet-headed man he knew only as Col. Korbator.