Mutual Detargeting News
- 7 September 2000: President Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability Cooperation Initiative during their meeting September 6 in New York, where they were attending the United Nations Millennium Summit.
- DoD News Briefing - Tuesday, July 7, 1998 - With regard to the detargeting arrangement that was announced a week ago by the President, I understand that there are no details that had been worked out in that agreement yet. Our forces have been detargeted since 1994. They have not been aimed at any country.
- SUMMIT / MISSILES Voice of America 27 June 1998 --
THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA HAVE AGREED THEY WILL NO LONGER POINT NUCLEAR MISSILES AT EACH OTHER.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SANDY BERGER June 26, 1998 -- Q: What are the prospects of a detargeting agreement?
- U.S. Seeks Pact With China on Targeting Missiles By STEVEN ERLANGER The New York Times - June 14, 1998 - The United States and China are trying to negotiate an agreement to no longer target nuclear missiles at each other.
- Russians Say Yeltsin's Nuclear Pledge Fulfilled - 08 May 1998 - By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service
-- About this time last year, Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced his intention to stop aiming missiles at members
of the NATO alliance. Russian officials now say Yeltsin's pledge has been fulfilled.
- Chirac addresses new Russia During a visit to Russia September 26-28, French President Jacques Chirac announced that France's strategic nuclear missiles will no longer be aimed at Russia.
- US SEEKS CLARIFICATION ON YELTSIN WARHEADS REMARK 27 May 1997 -- Presidential spokesman Mike McCurry told reporters May 27 that President Clinton would "seek further clarification" from President Yeltsin about the meaning of a statement he made just after signing the NATO-Russia Founding Act. According to a transcript of Yeltsin's translated remarks, the Russian president said, "Everything that is aimed at countries present
here (the 16 NATO nations), all of those weapons are going to have their warheads removed." The precise meaning of Yeltsin's statement is far from clear, however.
- TRANSCRIPT: BERGER BRIEFING IN PARIS ON CLINTON-YELTSIN TALKS 27 May 1997 -- Clinton welcomed Yeltsin's announcement that he was detargeting Russian missiles from NATO countries.
- TRANSCRIPT: MCCURRY DAILY BRIEFING IN PARIS 27 May 1997 -- (Yeltsin/missile detargeting)
- TRANSCRIPT: PENTAGON SPOKESMAN'S DAILY BRIEFING 27 May 1997 -- (Yeltsin/detargeting)
- DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1994 --
The US has detargeted all of its strategic nuclear missiles which were pointed at locations in the former USSR for the first time in 35 years, implementing the joint US-Russia decision announced in January. The 500 older U.S. Minuteman III missiles are now aimed at oceans, while the new Trident and Peacekeeper missiles
contain no targeting information at all.
- White House Statement on Mutual Detargeting Jan 14, 1994. The US and Russia have agreed to will direct the detargeting of their nuclear weapons so that none will be aimed at the other nation.
US Works to Advance Relations with Russia, NIS -- 26 April 1993 -- The two presidents also began a dialogue on the issue of nuclear targeting at the Vancouver summit. The administration began a comprehensive review of measures that could enhance strategic stability, including proposals for detargeting nuclear missiles.
Maintained by Robert Sherman
Updated Thursday, July 16, 1998 6:08:31 PM