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February 18, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Nuclear Weapons in Germany: Broaden and Deepen the Debate
    Policy Outlook
  • Stop the START Scare
    Web Commentary
  • START is Key to Reducing the Nuclear Threat
    The Hill
  • IAEA Says Secret Iranian Research Could be Aimed at Nuclear Weapons
    The Washington Post
  • Biden Explains Spending to Maintain Nukes
    Associated Press
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Nuclear Weapons in Germany: Broaden and Deepen the Debate

George Perkovich, Policy Outlook
B61On February 9, the London-based Centre for European Reform released a brief (PDF) by Franklin Miller, George Robertson, and Kori Schake criticizing the new German government for seeking "the withdrawal of all U.S. nuclear weapons from Germany." The authors’ international standing makes their essay worthy of debate. Miller served for several administrations as a leading nuclear policy maker in the Pentagon and White House; Lord Robertson is a former defense secretary of the United Kingdom and secretary-general of NATO; and Schake wasa senior foreign policy adviser to U.S. presidential candidate John McCain.

In this new Policy Outlook, George Perkovich analyzes the main arguments Miller, Robertson, and Schake put forth.
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Stop the START Scare

Kimberly Misher and Brian Radzinsky, Web Commentary
Editor's Note: In a letter (PDF) obtained by Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy's The Cable, Senators Jon Kyl, John McCain, and Joseph Lieberman warn National Security Advisor James L. Jones against a U.S.-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) follow-on agreement, in light of recent declarations by Russian officials linking U.S. missile defense plans to the treaty. In response, Carnegie's Kimberly Misher and Brian Radzinsky argue that opponents of the START follow-on are employing scare tactics to impede Senate ratification of the treaty at the risk of imperiling national security.
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START is Key to Reducing the Nuclear Threat

Matthew Rojansky and James. F. Collins, The Hill
The debate about a new nuclear arms control agreement between the United States and Russia has devolved into a tug-of-war in Washington between those who call it an essential first step toward global nuclear disarmament, and others who fear constraining American capabilities in a dangerous world.
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IAEA Says Secret Iranian Research Could be Aimed at Nuclear Weapons

Joby Warrick, The Washington Post
Iran appears to have recently pursued secret research projects that could help it develop nuclear warheads, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said Thursday, casting fresh doubt on Iranian claims that its nuclear intentions are peaceful.
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Biden Explains Spending to Maintain Nukes

Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press
Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the U.S. must spend significantly more to ensure the readiness of American nuclear warheads even as the president presses an agenda to rid the world of those weapons.
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