Quantcast

Latest Hans M. Kristensen Stories

2011-05-18 16:36:54

Three former U.S. officials have joined FAS in urging the United States and Russia to continue to declassify the same degree of information about their strategic nuclear forces under the New START treaty as they did during the now-expired START treaty. The three former officials are: Linton Brooks, former chief U.S. START negotiator and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Jack Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and Special Assistant to President...

2010-12-16 14:49:42

The Senate yesterday voted in favor of proceeding to consider the New START treaty. The vote of 66 to 32 demonstrates strong support for the treaty, which will have to pass by at least two-thirds of Senators voting in favor to win consent for ratification. Ratification of the New START treaty is vital to moving U.S.-Russian relations forward and strengthening the international nonproliferation regime. The treaty will reduce the number of counted strategic nuclear warheads each country can...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evangelical college presidents, denominational executives, pastors, veterans, professors, and missionaries are encouraging the Obama administration and Congress to engage in diplomacy with Iran and North Korea and to reduce U.S. nuclear arsenals. Citing scripture, Jesus, and foreign policy experts such as George Shultz, they claim "overcoming the nuclear threat requires international cooperation" and "nuclear weapons are a moral threat"...

2010-04-06 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the release of the Obama Administration's Nuclear Posture Review: "Today, the Obama Administration took another critical step forward in the effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. With this updated policy in place, the United States will continue to lead the global non-proliferation movement and build a future defined by peace and security for all nations. "This...

2010-01-14 10:30:00

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Adjusts Clock From 5 to 6 Minutes Before Midnight; Encouraging Progress Seen Around Globe in Both Key Threat Areas: Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change. NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing a more "hopeful state of world affairs" in relation to the twin threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of its famous Doomsday Clock one minute away from midnight. It is...

2009-03-30 10:47:00

Leaders Agree That First Meeting of the Two Presidents - Occurring Just Before the G-20 - Is an Historic Opportunity To Set World's Course to Zero Nuclear Weapons Global Zero Commission To Launch Soon After G-20 Summit PARIS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With nuclear weapons high on the agenda for the historic first Obama-Medvedev meeting, more than 100 international leaders on the forefront of the Global Zero initiative are urging the U.S. and Russian presidents to work toward dramatic...

2008-12-11 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One hundred international political, military, business, and civic leaders from across political lines launched a new initiative in Paris on Tuesday to eliminate nuclear weapons globally to combat the threat of proliferation and nuclear terrorism. Called Global Zero, the initiative will combine high-level policy work with global public outreach to achieve a binding agreement to eliminate all nuclear weapons through phased and verified...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.