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Russia and Arms Control: Extending New START or Starting Over? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, July 25, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the July 25, 2019 hearing on "Russia and Arms Control: Extending New START [New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty] or Starting Over" held before the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. According to the opening statement of William Keating, the hearing was convened to offer "testimony on the future of the U.S.-Russia arms control, and specifically the extension of New START. [...] The relative peace and stability we feel right now that a nuclear attack from Russia is not imminent is due to the fact that we have these type of agreements; that we know more about what Russia is doing; that they know more about what we are doing. It is because of this that our nightly news does not speculate as to whether or not we will soon be in a war. Why would we ever seek to go back to an era of uncertainty about Russia's next move, things we inevitably fear, and preparing for the worst? Because that is really what I am waiting for, to hear any good reason why we would take on all the risks and costs of losing New START for no clear gain." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas Countryman, Madelyn Creedon, Brian Mckeon, and Thomas Karako.

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Serial No. 116-59
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2019
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Public Domain
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