START-3 Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
- 22 February 2002: The United States and The Russian Federation continue to discuss the START 3 Treaty.
- Foreign Minister Dismisses U.S. Missile Defense Name Change...Outlines Moscow's Ideas For START-III Talks...And Regrets Lack of Response To Moscow's Ideas On OSCE, RFE/RL NEWSLINE, Vol. 5, No. 49, Part I, 12 March 2001 -- Foreign Minister Ivanov said Moscow is prepared to discuss tactical nuclear arms during future strategic arms reduction talks
- Duma Defense Committee Chairman Says All Nuclear States Should Negotiate START III, RFE/RL Newsline, Vol. 5, No. 22, Part I, 1 February 2001 -- Duma Defense Committee chairman Andrei Nikolaev (People's Deputy) said on 31 January that all countries with nuclear weapons should participate in START III talks
- Moscow Pushes For Start-III Talks To Begin, RFE/RL Newsline Vol. 4, No. 203, Part I, 19 October 2000 -- At the latest round of arms control talks between the U.S. and Russia, which concluded in Moscow on 18 October, Russia insisted that talks on the START-III treaty begin as soon as possible, Russian Foreign Ministry sources told Interfax.
- Unilateral Move Is Unwise By Samuel R. Berger USA Today June 2, 2000 -- Negotiated arms-control treaties may take time, but doing so ensures that each side has an understanding of the other side's intentions and capabilities, and helps build the confidence that is necessary for nations to reduce their stockpiles in a way that is transparent.
- RUSSIA SUMMIT / NUCLEAR Voice of America 02 June 2000 -- The United States does not want to lower its nuclear arsenal to as low as fifteen hundred warheads, which Russia has proposed.
- 27 April 2000: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms said April 26 that he will work to block approval of any arms agreement that President Clinton might negotiate with Russia before he leaves office.
- SENATE / NUKES Voice of America 23 May 2000 -- Officers told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing (Tuesday) that cuts deeper than the agreed framework could have an unpredictable impact on deterrence.
- DoD News Briefing Thursday, May 11, 2000 -- There has been no change in the U.S. position that the target for START III is 2,000 to 2,500. We set the 2,000 to 2,500 range in 1997, and we have not moved off that as a country. Obviously, the Russians will propose -- they already have proposed lower numbers.
- [EXCERPTS] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY BRIEFING QUESTION: " ... how can the Secretary tell the Russian defense minister, then, when START II is ratified, the two sides can move ahead with START III, when we've been told by the Vice President and other senior U.S. officials that talks, at least on guidelines for START III, needn't wait and aren't waiting for ratification of START II?" BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1997
- Which Nuke Policy? By Brent Scowcroft and Arnold Kanter
The Washington Times 24 March 1997 " ... rather than spending our energies on radical cuts in our respective nuclear arsenals, we should be concentrating our efforts on strengthening the security and safety of Russian nuclear weapons and enhancing the integrity of the Russian command and control system."
- The Nuclear Threat Comes Full Circle The Wall Street Journal -- March 20, 1997 Stephen I. Schwartz Director U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project In their proposal for the next phase of nuclear arms reductions, Ashton Carter and John Deutch gloss over one of the great ironies of the post-Cold War era.
- Next step toward disarmament 03/19/97 The Boston Globe - Editorial "When President Clinton encounters Boris Yeltsin tomorrow in Helsinki for their summit meeting, most of the issues on the agenda will be markedly different from those that defined the Cold War. There remains, however, one crucial vestige of the superpower conflict: a need to reduce further the levels of strategic nuclear missiles."
- HELSINKI AND NUCLEAR ARMS CONTROL JOHN DEUTCH AND ASHTON CARTER PROPOSE THAT ARSENALS ON BOTH SIDES BE CUT BACK MUCH FURTHER -- NOT ONLY FOR STRATEGIC NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUT FOR TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS WELL. [cites "No Nukes? Not Yet" The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 1997] Voice of America 3/11/97
- U.S. Proposes Deeper Cuts in Nuclear Arms With Russia By MICHAEL R. GORDON, The New York Times March 9, 1997
- [START-3 EXCERPT] "Back to Planet Earth" By Jim Hoagland, Page C07 The Washington Post, January 26 1997
- REACTIONS TO START III PROPOSAL. Scott Parrish, OMRI Daily Digest - Russia Vol. 3, No. 17, 24 January
- U-S/RUSSIA ARMS Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209143, PENTAGON, DAVID GOLLUST, 1/23/97
- [START-3 & EKV EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD(PA) Thursday, January 23, 1997 - 1:30 p.m.
- U.S. Studies Further Cuts in Nuclear Warheads
By R. Jeffrey Smith Washington PostThursday, January 23 1997; Page A04
- RUSSIA / START III / NATOBriefer: Nicholas Burns, January 16, 1997
Maintained by Robert Sherman
Updated Saturday, June 10, 2000 6:11:55 PM