News Alert: Former Defense Secretary Endorses New START Nuclear Reductions Treaty

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By The Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger has endorsed ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty.


In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee along with former Secretary of Defense William Perry, Schlesinger said, “It is obligatory for the U.S. to ratify this treaty,” while acknowledging that this treaty and all treaties have shortcomings.


Schlesinger also agreed with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, who identified that, “failure to ratify New START is detrimental to U.S. influence over other countries’ non-proliferation policies.”


“The Secretary’s endorsement for New START is a major breakthrough for its prospects for Senate approval, since at least eight Republican votes will be needed for advice and consent to ratify the treaty,” said John Isaacs, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.


“Schlesinger is extremely influential within the Republican Party for his extensive experience and forceful positions on nuclear issues.”


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