Must Read

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

Washington Post: Congress Seeks New Direction for Nuclear Strategy

Author: Walter H. Pincus
June 18, 2007

Share

Excerpt:

Congress is moving to change the direction of the Bush administration's nuclear weapons program by demanding the development of a comprehensive post-Sept. 11, 2001, nuclear strategy before it approves funding a new generation of warheads.

"Currently there exists no convincing rationale for maintaining the large number of existing Cold War nuclear weapons, much less producing additional warheads," the House Appropriations Committee said in its report, released last week, on the fiscal 2008 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. The full House is expected to vote on the measure this week.

Full Text of Document

More on This Topic

Interview

The Detrimental Potential of a CIA Review

Burton Gerber interviewed by Greg Bruno

The Justice Department's decision to review past CIA interrogation tactics may be legally justified, but Burton Gerber, a former CIA station...

Analysis Brief

CIA Probe and the Torture Debate

Author: CFR.org Staff

The U.S. attorney general's decision to conduct a preliminary review of past CIA interrogations awakens spirited debate over the scope of the...

Must Read

WSJ: Targeting Terrorists

Author: Richard Clarke

Washington is embroiled in a manic swing of opinion about the efficacy of covert action, including targeted assassinations. Richard A. Clarke...