February 1997 United States Special Weapons
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Missile
- SAGAN MEMORIAL AMERICAN ASTRONOMER CARL SAGAN ACHIEVED INTERNATIONAL PROMINENCE AS A TEACHER, AUTHOR, ENVIRONMENTALIST AND PEACE-MAKER. V-O-A'S MAX RUSTON REPORTS ON A MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR THE LATE SCIENTIST THIS WEEK (2/28) IN NEW YORK, Voice of America, 2/28/97
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING NORTH KOREA Briefing on Four-Party Talks Food Aid IRAQ Violations of UN Resolutions IRAN/SYRIA Reported Remarks by Mr. Ekeus re: Development of Weapons Programs, Briefer: Nicholas Burns, February 28, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] COHEN TESTIMONY ON FY 1998 DEFENSE BUDGET Strategic Context of U.S. Defense Decisions
- 10. SUPPORTING THE WORLD'S STRONGEST MILITARY FORCE FROM [Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1998] [Page 123-128]
- DOT AND DOD ASSURE GPS ACCESS FOR CIVIL USERS The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an agreement assuring civil users of the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS). DOD News Release Reference Number: No. 095-97 February 27, 1997
- The President of the United States of America and the President of the Russian Federation agreed on a three-part agenda for the Helsinki summit. PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY AND DAVID JOHNSON, THE WHITE HOUSE, February 27, 1997
- PRB Associates, Inc., Hollywood, Md., is being awarded a $8,157,153 cost plus award fee contract DOD News Release CONTRACTS, Contract Number: No. 093-97, February 26, 1997
- DEFENSE SPECIAL WEAPONS AGENCY (DSWA) BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT [Commerce Business Daily: Posted February 25, 1997] - Information Warfare Superiority and Counterforce - The Defense Special Weapons Agency requests analytical and technical support on offensive application of strategic and operational information warfare in the weapons of mass destruction arena. This program will focus on developing, applying, and maintaining information superiority during hostilities and denying an adversary from doing the same.
- KEYNOTE SPEECH BY WILLIAM A. REINSCH UNDER SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR EXPORT ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL SECURITY INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION. February 25, 1997. We no longer have a clearly defined single adversary. Instead, we aim to restrict a narrow range of transactions that could assist in the development of weapons of mass destruction in irresponsible countries like Iran and Iraq. In attempting to do that, we have refocused our control system on a smaller group of truly critical goods and technologies and on specific problem end uses and end users in addition to the so-called "pariah" countries.
- (U) Independent Panel Report - NIE 95-19: INDEPENDENT PANEL REVIEW OF "EMERGING MISSILE THREATS TO NORTH AMERICA DURING THE NEXT 15 YEARS" Congress directed the Director of Central Intelligence to review the underlying assumptions and conclusions of National Intelligence Estimate 95-19, "Emerging Missile Threats to North America During the Next 15 Years."
- [EXCERPTS] TRANSCRIPT: ALBRIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE AT CHINA WORLD HOTEL Cooperation has included Chinese agreement to formulate and adopt comprehensive, nation-wide regulations on nuclear export controls, not to provide assistance to unsafeguarded nuclear facilities and an expression of their intent to respect the guidelines of the missile technology control regime. AS RELEASED BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 2/24
- [EXCERPTS] TRANSCRIPT: Albright's main meeting on February 23 was with Japanese Foreign Minister Ikeda, with whom she discussed security, political, foreign policy and economic issues, including North Korea, but not including TMD. STATE DEPT. PRESS BRIEFING BY NICHOLAS BURNS IN TOKYO, JAPAN FEBRUARY 23, 1997
- TRANSCRIPT: ALBRIGHT/KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER 2/22 PRESS BRIEFING (U.S., ROK committed to preserving peace on the peninsula), February 22
- SMC unveils new Strategic Plan Ed Salem Chief of Strategic Planning, Astro News, Feb. 21, 1997
- SMC Remembers: Antisatellite Programs Harry Waldron History Office, Astro News, Feb. 21, 1997
- The TRADOC/SSDC MOA was signed by CG TRADOC as of 18 FEB 97. The task of Implementation is now the main focus.
- CURRENT CONTENTS Summaries of recent hardcopy reporting on missile defense related issues
- GENERAL 'BUILDS BRIDGES' FOR US SPACE COMMAND Gen. Howell M. Estes III, commander in chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command, and commander of Air Force Space Command has three concerns regarding National Missile Defense. The first is developing a clear definition of the threat so senior leadership can make key decisions about timing and make-up of an NMD system. His second concern is that we cannot afford to be late with an NMD system, and and the third that the system must be effective when it is deployed. NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND AND UNITED STATES SPACE COMMAND NEWS ADVISORY Release No. 2-97 February 12, 1997
- [Federal Register: February 12, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 29)] [Rules and Regulations] [Page 6681-6687]
- Fissile Material Shipments and Exemptions Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [Federal Register: February 10, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 27)]
- [EXCERPTS] SECRETARY OF STATE ALBRIGHT Statement before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON FOREIGN OPERATIONS of the HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE February 12, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] OPENING STATEMENT SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT BEFORE THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE February 11, 1997
- BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION, TREATY, AND STATEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES [Commerce Business Daily: Posted February 10, 1997]
- NORTH KOREA Food Assistance / Joint Briefing on Four Party Talks IRAQ Saddam Hussein's Family ARMS CONTROL Chemical Weapons Convention U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING February 10, 1997
- Commercial Use of Spy Satellites to Begin; Private Ventures Hope for Profits By WILLIAM J. BROAD, The New York Times, page 1, February 10, 1997
- TRANSCRIPT: U.S.-RUSSIA SUMMIT SET FOR HELSINKI MARCH 20-21 (Gore, Chernomyrdin announce Clinton-Yeltsin summit) (February 7, 1997)
- [EXCERPTS] PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER CHERNOMYRDIN THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary, February 7, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] "Building a Bipartisan Foreign Policy" TEXT: SECRETARY OF STATE ALBRIGHT AT RICE UNIVERSITY FEB. 7
- [BMD Excerpts] Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen DOD News Briefing, Thursday, February 6, 1997 - 1 p.m.
- OPERATIONS TO END AT PIRINCLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY Reference Number: No. 058-97 February 6, 1997
- [Ballistic Missile Deterrence and Defense Excerpt] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BUDGET FOR FY 1998 Reference Number No. 051-97, FOR RELEASE AT 8 AM EST, February 6, 1997
- [BMD Excerpts]Background Briefing Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD (PA) Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997 - 2 p.m. The big change is in BMD. This is probably a significant departure from where we were a year ago.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS Gore-Chernomyrdin Mtgs. 2/5-2/7 NORTH KOREA Briefing on Four Party Talks/Food Aid U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing February 5, 1997
- [excerpts] STATEMENT BY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH TOBY T. GATI BEFORE THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE HEARING ON CURRENT AND PROJECTED NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS TO THE UNITED STATES FEBRUARY 5, 1997
- [EXCERPTS] Statement by Acting Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing on Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States FEBRUARY 5, 1997
- BMDO FY1998 President's Budget Press Release The Ballistic Missile Defense Program is structured to respond to existing and emerging ballistic missile threats to the United States, its forward deployed forces, allies, and friends around the world. The highest priority is Theater Missile Defense, (TMD), the next highest priority is National Missile Defense (NMD) and, third priority is an investment in BMD advanced technologies in order to enhance future BMD capabilities for both TMD and NMD.
- Senator Helms Proposals re: UN Reform/Consolidation of Foreign Affairs Agencies/CWC, IRAQ: Compliance w/Internat'l. Commitments, Food Deliveries RUSSIA Gore-Chernomyrdin Mtgs. in Washington NORTH KOREA: Future Mtgs. w/US, Negotiations w/Cargill U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing February 4, 1997
- Press Briefing Clinton/Yeltsin Summit BY MIKE MCCURRY, The White House, February 4, 1997
- [Iraq/UNSCOM] DoD News Briefing, Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997 - 2 p.m.
- Putting Plutonium In Prison By Jessica Mathews, Page A15, The Washington Post, February 4 1997
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