The past eight years of the Bush administration have been disastrous for arms control and nonproliferation initiatives. However, the next President can make significant progress in repairing the damage and moving these important issues forward. In this memo to John McCain and Barack Obama, Policy Fellow Jeff Lindemyer outlines four important goals for the next President.
by Jeff Lindemyer FROM: Jeff Lindemyer DATE: November 5, 2008 (morning after Election Day 2008) RE: A New Arms Control and Nonproliferation Agenda Congratulations on your hard-fought victory. As you know, the past eight years of the Bush administration have been disastrous for arms control and nonproliferation initiatives. Among many issues, four stand out: Little […]
By Michele Zilka On April 6, 2008, the latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq cited significant security improvements and overall progress toward unifying Iraq’s sectarian groups. The contents of the NIE, although classified, were reported in the New York Times, which called the assessment “upbeat” despite the fragility of the security situation in Iraq […]
by Kingston Reif Published in the Washington Times, May 29, 2008 James T. Hackett’s column on India’s strategic posture suffers from two major problems (“India’s missile power lifts off,” Commentary, May 22). First, emphasizing the threat to India posed by China obscures the fact that China is set to overtake the United States as India’s […]
by Christopher Hellman and Travis Sharp SUMMARY The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) completed its markup of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Defense Authorization bill (HR 5658) on May 15, 2008. HASC’s marked up bill recommends an overall FY2009 authorization level of $601.4 billion, the amount requested by the administration. This $601.4 billion total includes $70 […]