Reviewing the Administration's Nuclear Agenda, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 17, 2016   [open pdf - 302KB]

This is the March 17, 2016 hearing titled "Reviewing the Administration's Nuclear Agenda" before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Bob Corker: "Today, many argue that the threat of nuclear conflict is greater than ever. Pakistan and India are enlarging and improving their nuclear arsenals in an attempt to gain an upper hand over one another. Meanwhile, there has been virtually no progress made to address nuclear security with India. Russia remains in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, INF, Treaty while aggressively exercising its nuclear forces. The Russians have also broken the 1994 promises of territorial integrity they made to Ukraine in connection with that country's relinquishment of nuclear weapons, and have ended cooperative threat reduction work with the United States. Further, we could point to many recent instances of sensitive nuclear material being found outside of Russian government control. North Korea continues to flaunt its nuclear capabilities, developed first in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and then following withdrawal from that treaty without fear of reprisal from the international community. No action was taken against them when they pulled away from it. And Iran continues to parade the arrangement they received with the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] by testing ballistic missiles and setting the stage to capitalize on the massive industrialization of its nuclear complex authorized by the international community." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rose E. Gottemoeller, Thomas M. Countryman, William Tobey, and Ellen Tauscher.

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S. Hrg. 114-781; Senate Hearing 114-781
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