Tag Archives: arms control

DOD’s John Kirby: Biden Seeks Five-Year Extension of U.S.-Russia Nuclear Treaty

John Kirby

John Kirby, press secretary at the Department of Defense (DOD), has issued a statement saying President Biden is seeking to extend for another five years the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia. Kirby said extending New START advances U.S. defense, but would create a loss of inspection and notification tools by failing to extend the treaty would undermine U.S. understanding of Russia’s nuclear forces.

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Dan Broulliette on DOE’s Budget Request for National Nuclear Security Administration

Energy Secretary Dan Broulliette said the Department of Energy’s request for a 20 percent increase in budget seeks to support the infrastructure around the National Nuclear Security Administration’s complex, particularly the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Defense News reported Sunday.

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Rose Gottemoeller to Become NATO Deputy Secretary-General in October

Rose Gottemoeller, the State Department‘s undersecretary for arms control and international security, has been appointed to succeed Alexander Vershbow as deputy secretary-general of NATO beginning Oct. 1. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday Gottemoeller will be the first woman to hold that position in the alliance’s history. In her current role, she …

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State Dept Launches Arms Control, Inspection Tech Challenge

The State Department has begun a contest that seeks mobile applications and other tools that can help U.S. inspectors monitor foreign nations’ adherence to arms control treaties, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes information about the agency’s Innovation in Arms Control Challenge was posted Monday on the Innocentive website. According …

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