Feb 27, 2014
"Investments in defense programs must target 21st-century security threats, not those we faced during the Cold War," writes Lt. Gen. Robert Gard for The New York Times.
Feb 20, 2014
"...we can guarantee that as long as the diplomatic process is allowed to continue, Iran's nuclear program will not be allowed to progress, bringing us one step closer to eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon," writes Laicie Heeley for TruthOut.
Feb 3, 2014
"Now, though, with the Bush years in the rearview mirror, Democrats are finding that they need to explain what they stand for. And many are encountering a tension between the antiwar impulses of their base and the more centrist national security philosophy that they have espoused all along, one that allows for the use of force in a way that much of the public is no longer comfortable with," writes Usha Sahay for The National Interest.
Jan 30, 2014
"But the sanctions bill Menendez put forward would effectively change the rules mid-game. Ask any businessman: That is a sure way to end a deal and a business relationship," writes Usha Sahay for The Star-Ledger.
Jan 28, 2014
"I doubt that the co-sponsors really intend to scuttle the Iran negotiations and break up the international sanctions regime. Rather, like so many scam victims, they wired their money to a political Nigeria without ever reading the fine print," writes Dr. Ed Levine for TruthOut.
Jan 22, 2014
The recent nuclear deal with Iran allows it to enrich uranium, but puts it farther away from a weapon. So why do some argue that it undermines nonproliferation?
Jan 15, 2014
"Our nation needs an open dialogue about government spending, especially on U.S. military programs that damage our national security by ballooning the national debt," writes Lt. General Robert Gard & Brig. General John Johns for Roll Call.
Jan 9, 2014
"The biennial nuclear security summit process is entering its third round, but despite the significant progress made thus far, nuclear security still is not dramatic or 'sexy' enough to sustain top-level attention and interest," writes the Center's senior fellow Duyeon Kim in the Arms Control Today January/February 2014 edition. The Nuclear Security Summits achieved significant progress, but much more work remains. In her latest piece on nuclear security, Duyeon Kim discusses the urgency of the work as well as ways to measure success for the next two summits and beyond.
Jan 1, 2014
Despite the overwhelming logic to the contrary, members of Congress are introducing legislation to call for a new slate of counterproductive sanctions. Pro-diplomacy groups are rallying to prevent this with sites like http://bit.ly/DiplomacyNotWar that help constituents urge their lawmakers to support diplomacy," writes James Lewis for The Washington County Enterprise-Leader.
Dec 31, 2013
"Senator Menendez and his colleagues should rethink this very bad idea and come back from their holiday break with this bomb defused," writes Col. Richard Klass and Lt. General Robert Gard for The Huffington Post.
Dec 12, 2013
"America’s best diplomats, along with the help of the international community, have worked for years to establish the incentives to achieve this good deal. They deserve our thanks. Now the United States and our allies are freezing the most proliferation-sensitive aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, beginning a modest rollback of its capability, and establishing the outlines of a long-term deal that will permanently eliminate the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. That’s a big step forward and one that all Americans should support," writes Laicie Heeley for CNN's GPS.
Dec 11, 2013
"Since the end of the Cold War, the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile has dropped steadily - from about 22,000 warheads to roughly 5,000 today. But perhaps the best kept non-secret of U.S. nuclear policy is that most of these reductions haven’t been codified in treaties," write Kingston Reif & Usha Sahay.
Dec 9, 2013
"Congress should give this initial deal a chance to succeed while the international community closely monitors Iranian compliance, and works to achieve a comprehensive resolution to the Iranian nuclear program.," writes Generals Robert Gard, Norman Seip & Stephen Cheney for Stars and Stripes.
Nov 21, 2013
"The only hope for achieving the objective of a nuclear free Korean Peninsula, or even reducing the threat posed by a nuclear armed North Korea, is through negotiations. Isolating and sanctioning Pyongyang increases its incentive to earn hard currency by selling weapons and nuclear technology on the black market. It is difficult to understand why the U.S. administration is willing to negotiate with Iran on its nuclear program but not with North Korea," writes Lt. General Robert Gard for The Diplomat.
Nov 20, 2013
On November 20, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will resume. Only negotiation can check Tehran’s nuclear program, writes Kingston Reif in his November Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Column.
Nov 7, 2013
"America’s national security establishment agrees that military force will not advance U.S. interests in the region. It would make things catastrophically worse. Advocates of military action posit that a “targeted” strike would send a message to Tehran. But retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and National Security Agency, disagreed that military force could achieve that goal, saying in 2012 that an attack on Iran “would guarantee that which we are trying to prevent -- an Iran that will spare nothing to build a nuclear weapon and that would build it in secret," writes Laicie Heeley for DefenseOne.
Nov 4, 2013
"The to-this-point-unsolvable challenge to U.S. missile defenses is their vulnerability to decoys, countermeasures, stealth and confusion from space debris from rocket stage separations; the slow pace of testing; and excessively scripted tests that avoid the realities of battle and impede effective operational capability.
A truly effective missile defense would deal with all these challenges rather than building systems that won’t protect American security," writes Lt. General Robert Gard and Philip Coyle for Roll Call.
Nov 4, 2013
"As diplomats appear to be making a concerted effort to overcome the political and bureaucratic constraints that have held them back in the past, Congress would do well to do the same. A close look at the lessons of history, and a willingness to adopt the political courage and diplomatic creativity that has hindered progress in the past, could permit this momentum to continue. In this way, the initial signs of progress that appeared in Geneva could finally be translated into the meaningful settlement that has evaded the United States and Iran for a decade," writes Usha Sahay for The National Interest.
Oct 25, 2013
The proposed B61 life extension program is unaffordable, unworkable, and unrealistic writes Kingston Reif in his October column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Sep 24, 2013
"Diplomacy is the only path to achieving a solution to the nuclear crisis. This will not be an easy path, but it is the right one to take. The stakes are simply too high to abstain from a strong diplomatic effort." writes Lt. General Robert Gard for The Huffington Post.
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