R. James Woolsey, a foreign policy expert and former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, authored an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. In his piece Woolsey stated that the Senate should not ratifiy the New START treaty unless three conditions were met; the administration commits to modernizing nuclear arsenal, make it clear that New START does not constrain missile defense and tightening up verification standards. Woolsey beliefs that if all these criteria are met, the New START treaty could be approved. This piece is the opinion of the authors and does not reflect MDAA’s view on the New START treaty.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates combined to write and Op-ed in the Washington Post. In the piece they urged the Senate to approve the New START treaty. They pointed to a number of reasons why the treaty should be ratified and highlighted what it will and will not do. Foremost in what they said it would not do is limit the United States’ ability to deploy effective missile defense. This piece is the opinion of the authors and does not reflect MDAA’s view on the New START treaty.
MDAA is pleased to announce the addition of our first guest writer, Raul Colon. He is a welcome addition to the growing source of information that is our blog. He has combine sports and military history background that should add to the insight and writing style of this production immensely. Please feel free to contact us with any feedback on Mr. Colon’s writing and we will be certain to pass it on. Below is a brief bio on Mr. Colon. His first piece, titled Patriot’s Heart: The MPQ-53 Radar will be posted shortly. (more…)