Watch Live: A Discussion With Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller on New START Treaty

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 13, 2010
President Obama and Russian President Medvedev Sign the New START Treaty in Prague

Today, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation Rose Gottemoeller and Ambassador Richard Burt will discuss the New START Treaty and President Obama's vision for decreasing the threat of nuclear arms. The event takes place at Georgetown University, and you can watch a livestream, starting at 2:00 p.m., here.

Last month, Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller joined Secretary Clinton for remarks on the new START treaty's ratification. Secretary Clinton said, "In the weeks and months since the treaty was submitted to the Senate, it has earned bipartisan support from senators on both sides of the aisle as well as statesmen in and out of government from both parties. They understand that once the new START treaty is ratified and enters into force, it will advance our national security and provide stability and predictability between the world's two leading nuclear powers."

When she spoke before the Senate Arms Committee Hearing on START on June 17, Secretary Clinton underscored the treaty's importance, noting that it would provide transparency "for the two countries with more than 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons.”

You can watch a July 29 "Conversations With America" discussion between Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher and Steven Pifer, Director of the Brookings Institution's Arms Control Initiative, here.

More information about the New START Treaty and other nonproliferation initiatives is available here.



New York, USA
September 13, 2010

Ron in New York writes:

Focus on the Suitcases.......

In the new millennium; the focus should be on small portable nuclear materials and dual-use commodities..beware of Samso-Nukes....the terrorist's weapon of choice.

Donald M.
Virginia, USA
September 13, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

Actually they need to focus on three types of possbilities, the suitecase Ron mentioned, a rocket or missile attack, and lets not forget we As Americans used bombs that dropped over Japan in 1945, the Enola Gay. Lets also not forget they were in a fixed wing aircraft, not a missile or rocket flown across the world. However, Rons point is good for human terrorist that try the suicide attacks only for Media headlines.


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