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former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
June 2009 Bibliography
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EastWest Institute, "Iran's Nuclear and Missile Potential: A Joint Threat Assessment by U.S. and Russian Technical Experts," May 19, 2009.

Mathews, Jessica T. and Lavrov, Sergey, "Foreign Minister Lavrov on Russia-U.S. Relations: Perspectives and Prospects for the New Agenda," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 7, 2009.

Editorial, "The Test Ban Treaty," The New York Times, May 24, 2009.

Perry, William J., and Schlesinger, James R., America's Strategic Posture: The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. May 6, 2009.

Perry, William J. and Scowcroft, Brent, Independent Task Force Report No. 63: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, May 2009.

Sheridan, Mary Beth, "Obama Administration is Bringing Nuclear Arms Control Back," The Washington Post, May 8, 2009.

I. Strategic Arms

The Associated Press, "Obama: Reducing Spread of Nukes a High Priority," The New York Times, May 19, 2009.

Barry, Ellen, "U.S. Negotiator Signals Flexibility Toward Moscow Over New Round of Arms Talks," The New York Times, May 4, 2009.

Boian, Christopher, "Russia, U.S. Set for Nuke Meeting," Associated France-Presse, May 18, 2009.

Bolton, John R., "A Fast Way to Lose the Arms Race," The New York Times, May 25, 2009.

Charbonneau, Louis, "Nuclear Talks Get First Breakthrough in 10 years," Reuters, May 6 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "China Seen Continuing Nuclear Arsenal Upgrades," May 22, 2009.

Eisler, Peter, "U.S. Warhead Disposal in 15-Year Backlog," USA Today, May 12, 2009.

Eisler, Peter, "U.S. Nuke-Disposal Logjam to Grow: Obama's Plan to Cut Arsenal Will Add to 15-Year Backlog," USA Today, May 13, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "Russia to Address Nuke Usage Policy in New Military Doctrine," May 21, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Russia Waits for U.S. Proposals on Stored Nuclear Warheads - Lavrov," May 12, 2009.

Van Den Bergh, Godfried Van Benthem, "The Taming of the Great Nuclear Powers," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Policy Outlook, No. 46, May 2009.

UN News Centre, "World Cannot Afford to Put Disarmament on Backburner, Ban Tells States," May 4, 2009.

II. Nuclear Proliferation

Agence France-Presse, "Egypt Rejects Reports of Nuclear Probe," May 7, 2009

Cohen, Avner, "Nuclear Ban Benefits for Israel," The Washington Times, May 6 2009.

Haas, Richard N., "Defining 'Success' Down," The Washington Post, May 14, 2009.

Jahn, George, "IAEA: Weapons Grade Uranium Traces Found in Egypt," The Associated Press, May 6, 2009.

Iran

Global Security Newswire, "Iranian Nuclear Work Unhindered by Sanctions, CIA Report Says," May 8, 2009.

Gray, Andrew, "Gates says U.S. to persist with Iran Overtures" Reuters, May 5, 2009.

Guha, Krishna, "US Military Chief Hints at Softer Iran Stance," The Financial Times, May 24 2009.

Gur, Haviv Rettig and Katz, Yaakov, "Gates: Military Option in Iran Ineffective," The Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2009.

Hafezi, Parisa, "Iran's Ahmadinejad Rejects Western Nuclear Proposal," Reuters, May 25, 2009.

The Jerusalem Post, "Arad: 'We reserve operational freedom on Iran'," May 21, 2009.

Keyes, Charley, "Report: Iran Could Have Enough Material for Nuke in Months," CNN.com, May 7, 2009.

Leverett, Flynt and Leverett, Hillary Mann, "Have We Already Lost Iran?," The New York Times, May 23, 2009.

Reuters, "Iran Says U.S. Sanctions Will Not Halt Nuclear Work," May 4, 2009.

Ravid, Barak, "U.S. Puts October Deadline on Iran Talks," Haaretz, May 10, 2009.

Sheppard, David and Pachymuthu, Luke, "U.S. Gasoline Sanctions on Iran Seen as Last Resort," Reuters, May 19, 2009.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, "Obama Tells Netanyahu He Has an Iran Timetable," The New York Times, May 18, 2009.

North Korea

Agence France-Presse, "NKorea Increases Activity Around Plutonium Plant," May 13, 2009.

Capaccio, Tony, "Spread of Weapons Technology Is 'Imminent Threat,' Jones Says," Bloomberg, May 28, 2009.

Charbonneau, Louis, "N. Korea Cool to Resuming Nuclear Talks," Reuters, May 4, 2009.

Charbonneau, Louis, "Draft U.N. Resolution Condemns North Korea Nuclear Test," Reuters, May 28, 2009.

Ford, Peter, "With Second Test, North Korea Asserts Nuclear-Power Ambitions," The Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2009.

Grossman, Elaine M., "More North Korean Nuclear Tests 'Quite Possible,' Says Senior U.S. Official," Global Security Newswire, May 29, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production; U.N. Plans Response to Nuke Test," May 27, 2009.

Gopalaswamy, Bharath, "Infrasound Detection of North Korea's Launch," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 5, 2009.

Harden, Blaine, "N. Korea Conducts 'Successful' Underground Nuclear Test," The Washington Post, May 25, 2009.

Hecker, Sigfried S., "The Risks of North Korea's Nuclear Restart," The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 12, 2009.

Klingner, Bruce "How Should the U.S. Handle North Korea?," The Washington Times, May 3, 2009.

Korean Central News Agency, "KCNA Report on One More Successful Underground Nuclear Test," May 25, 2009.

Kim, Jack, "North Korea Seen Readying for New Nuclear Test: Report," Reuters, May 7, 2009.

Lakshmanan, Indira A.R., and Koo, Heejin, "Obama N. Korea Options May Be Limited by Regime Shift," Bloomberg, May 27, 2009.

Landler, Mark, "Leadership Mystery Amid North Korea's Nuclear Work," The New York Times, May 26, 2009.

Lubold, Gordon, "A Military Answer to North Korea? Not likely." The Christian Science Monitor, May 29, 2009.

Choe Sang-hun, ,"North Korea Calls U.S. Policy 'Unchanged' Under Obama," The New York Times, May 8, 2009.

Yuan, Jing-dong, "Beijing Weighs its Options," The Asia Times, May 28, 2009.

Pakistan

Albright, David, et al, Pakistan Expanding Dera Ghazi Khan Nuclear Site: Time for U.S. to Call for Limits, Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) Report, May 19, 2009.

Dombey, Daniel and Bokhari, Farhan, "Pakistan Defends Nuclear Weapons," The Financial Times, May 19, 2009.

Institute for Science and International Security, "ISIS Statement on Washington Post Report from May 28, 2009," May 28, 2009.

Khan, Zarar, "Pakistan Denies it is Expanding Nuclear Arsenal," The Associated Press, May 18, 2009.

Mohammed, Arshad and Cornwell, Susan, "U.S. Says Aid Won't Go to Pakistan Nuclear Program," Reuters, May 20, 2009.

Omestad, Thomas, "Taliban's Gains in Pakistan Have Washington Worried About Nuclear Security," US News and World Report, May 8, 2009.

Sanger, David E., "Strife in Pakistan Raises U.S. Doubts Over Nuclear Arms," The New York Times, May 3, 2009.

Shanker, Thom and Sanger, David E., "Pakistan is Rapidly Adding Nuclear Arms, U.S. Says," The New York Times, May 17, 2009.

Smith, Jeffrey R., "Nuclear Aims By Pakistan, India Prompt U.S. Concern," The Washington Post, May 28, 2009.

The Daily Telegraph, "CIA: US Does Not Know Location of All Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons," May 19, 2009.

III. Nonproliferation

Agence France-Presse, "'Long Road' To Nuke-Free World: Gates," May 3, 2009.

Bender, Bryan, "Pakistan, US in Talks on Nuclear Security," The Boston Globe, May 5, 2009.

Cohen, Avner and Perkovich, George, "The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: Nuclear Issues," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Proliferation Analysis, May 14, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, " 'Virtual' Nuclear Powers a Looming Threat, ElBaradei Warns," May 15, 2009.

Gilani, Iftikhar, "US May Press India to Sign CTBT: Blackwill," The Daily Times (Pakistan), May 6, 2009.

Kelly, Ian "P-5 Non-Proliferation Treaty," United States Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, May 15, 2009.

Lederer, Edith M., "Obama Pledge on Nuclear Weapons Wins Praise at UN," The Associated Press, May 4, 2009.

Magee, Seana K., "Hiraoka Calls for Nuke-Free Zones," The Japan Times, May 21, 2009.

Morris, Harvey, "Nuclear Powers Agree on Treaty Agenda," The Financial Times, May 17, 2009.

Murphy, Francois, "France Backs India-Style Nuclear Deal for Pakistan," Reuters, May 15, 2009.

Nebehay, Stephanie, "U.N. Chief Seeks Global Talks to Curb Nuclear Arms," Reuters, May 19, 2009.

Pomper, Miles A., "Report from the NPT Preparatory Committee 2009," James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, May 26, 2009.

Squassoni, Sharon, "Grading Progress on 13 Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament,", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Policy Outlook No. 45, May 2009.

UN News Centre, "Agenda set for UN-backed 2010 review of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty." May 15, 2009.

Xinhua News Service, "China Reiterates Support For Ban On Nuclear Weapons, Complete Nuclear Disarmament," May 19, 2009.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

The Associated Press, "Gates: No Decision Yet on European Missile Plan," The Washington Post, May 20, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, "India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile: Sources," May 19, 2009.

The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, "Report of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, and the Twenty-first Century," May 2009.

Jakes, Lara, "Gates Supports Missile Defense Despite Budget Cuts," Associated Press, May 14, 2009.

Katz, Yaakov, "Iran to Mass Produce Long-Range Missiles," The Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2009.

Kralev, Nicholas, "Iran's Test Could Alter Europe's Missile Balance," The Washington Times, May 21, 2009.

Matishak, Martin, "Deployment of U.S.-Based Missile Interceptors Cut Off at 30," Global Security Newswire, May 22, 2009.

The Media Line News Agency, "Report: Iran Deploys Missiles in Persian Gulf," The Jerusalem Post, May 12, 2009.

Navy News, "Air and Missile Defense Command Established," April 30, 2009.

Raghuvanshi, Vivek, "India Prepares To Induct Air Version of BrahMos Missile," Defense News May 11, 2009.

Reuters, "Pentagon Scales Back Lockheed Missile Program, No Decision to Cancel," May 7, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Russia's Medvedev Welcomes New U.S. Stance on Missile Defense," May 5, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Putin Says Russia Needs New Rockets to Increase Launch Market Share," May 18, 2009.

Solovyov, Dmitry, "Russia Could Deploy Missiles Near Poland: Officer," Reuters, May 21, 2009.

Jung Sung-ki, , "3-Way Race for Ballistic Missile Warning Radars," The Korea Times, May 19, 2009.

Warrick, Joby, and Smith, Jeffrey R., "U.S.-Russian Team Deems Missile Shield in Europe Ineffective" The Washington Post, May 19, 2009.

Wolf, Jim, "Pentagon Eyes New Anti-Missile Technology," Reuters, May 7, 2008.

V. Chemical and Biological Arms

Eisler, Peter, "Chemical Weapons Disposal on Fast Track," USA Today, May 5, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "Money Needed for Russian Chemical Weapons Disposal Site, Official Says," May 5, 2008.

Levy, Clifford J., "In Siberia, the Death Knell of a Complex Holding a Deadly Stockpile," The New York Times, May 26, 2009.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, "African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Visits the OPCW," April 27, 2009.

Straziuso, Jason, "US Military: 44 Afghan Cases of White Phosphorus," The Associated Press, May 11, 2009.

Jung Sung-Ki, , "Asian Training on Chemical Weapons Underway," May 11, 2009.

Whalen, Jeanne, "In Attics and Closets, 'Biohackers' Discover Their Inner Frankenstein," The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2009.

VI. Conventional Arms

Agence France-Presse, "Japan to Give 40 Mln Dlrs to Dismantle Russian Submarines: Report," May 1, 2009.

Almeida, Henrique, "Angola Asks for Help in Clearing Landmines," Reuters, May 14, 2009.

Bennett, John T., "Chambliss: Hill Leaders 'Realize 187 F-22s Is Not Enough'," Defense News, May 20, 2009.

Chang, Andrei and Wu, John, "China Pushes J-10A Fighter for Export to Pakistan, Egypt," United Press International, May 19, 2009.

Chivers, C.J., "Arms Sent by U.S. May Be Falling Into Taliban Hands," The New York Times, May 19, 2009.

Cox, Matthew, "Soldiers to Test Shoulder-Fired Airburst Weapon," Army Times, May 21, 2009.

The Mainichi Daily News, "Cluster Bomb Treaty Ratification Moves Step Closer," May 8, 2009.

Manning, Stephen, "Lawmakers Say Air Force Plane Cuts May Be Too Deep," The Washington Post/AP, May 19, 2009.

Perry, Tom, "Israel Hands Over Lebanon Cluster Bomb Maps," Reuters, May 12, 2009.

Jung Sung-ki, "S. Korea Seeks to Build Semi-Stealth Fighter," The Korea Times, May 12, 2009.

VII. U.S. Policy

Grossman, Elaine M., "U.S. General Reserves Right to Use Force, Even Nuclear, in Response to Cyber Attack," Global Security Newswire, May 12, 2009.

Grossman, Elaine M., "U.S. Nuclear Commander Stands By "Vacuum Tube" Rationale for Updating Arsenal," Global Security Newswire, May 14, 2009.

United Press International, "Gates Outlines 2010 Defense Spending," May 20, 2009.

Vartabedian, Ralph, "Program to Refurbish Aging Nuclear Warheads Faces Setbacks," The Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2009.

VIII. Space

Tellis, Ashley J., "China's Space Capabilities and Their Impact on U.S. National Security: Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 20, 2009.

IX. Other

The Associated Press, "Big Names and Bucks Back Nuclear 'Bank'," The New York Times, May 19, 2009.

Baldor, Lolita C., "Pentagon Wants to Beef Up for Cyber Warfare," The Associated Press, May 7, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "IAEA Governors to Consider Nuclear Fuel Bank Proposals," May 20, 2009.

Bolton, John R., "The Taliban's Atomic Threat," The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2009.

Doggett, Tom, "Obama Budget Seeks End to Yucca Nuclear Waste Dump," Reuters, May 7, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Russia, Japan Sign Civilian Nuclear Deal," May 12, 2009.

Solomon, Jay, "U.S. Backs U.A.E. Nuclear Bill," The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2009