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former Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration
March 7, 2018
October 2009 Bibliography

Latest ACA Resources

Of Special Interest

Baker, Peter, Kulish, Nicholas, “White House to Scrap Bush’s Approval to Missile Shield,” New York Times, September 17, 2009.

Coats, Daniel, Robb, Charles, Wald, Charles, Meeting the Challenge: Time is Running Out, The Bipartisan Policy Center, September 15, 2009.

Obama, Barack, “Obama’s Remarks on Missile Defense,” New York Times, September 17, 2009.

Obama, Barack, Brown, Gordon, Sarkozy, Nicolas, “Transcript: Remarks on Iranian Nuclear Program,” New York Times, September 25, 2009.

Schulte, Gregory L., “Damascus Deception,” Foreign Policy, September 2, 2009.

Shanker, Thom, “Despite Slump, U.S. Role as Top Arms Supplier Grows,” New York Times, September 6, 2009.

United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, “P5 Statement on Disarmament and Nonproliferation Issues,” September 3, 2009.

I.    Strategic Arms

The Asahi Shimbun, “Nuclear Disarmament,” September 14, 2009.

BBC News, “Russia: Offensive, Defensive Arms Relationship Said Key To New START Document,” September 7, 2009.

Lugar, Richard G., “Nunn-Lugar Program August Update,” September 28, 2009.

Reuters, “Russia Says Progress Made on U.S. Nuclear Arms Deal,” September 3, 2009.

RIA Novosti, “Russia to Dismantle 191 Nuclear Submarines by Late 2010,” September 29, 2009.

RIA Novosti, “Russian Bombers Test High-Precision Weaponry During Drills,” September 28, 2009.

The Scotsman, “Scrap Trident Says UK Survey,” September 8, 2009.

Xinhua Economic News Service, “China Committed to Peaceful Nuclear Policy – Atomic Energy Official,” September 15, 2009.

II.    Nuclear Proliferation

The Economist, “Proliferation from North Korea and Iran: Will Russia and China Pitch In?” September 10, 2009.

Lederer, Edith M., “Egypt Warns of Mideast Nuclear Arms Race,” The Associated Press, September 25, 2009.

Lekic, Slobodan, “Syria Calls for Israel to Join Nuclear Treaty,” The Associated Press, September 29, 2009.

Sibaja, Marco, “Brazil VP Says Country Should Build Nuclear Arms,” The Associated Press, September 25, 2009.


Afrasiabi, Kaveh L.,“U.S. Faces Tough Choice on Iran,” Asia Times Online, September 4, 2009.

Blitz, James, Dombey, Daniel, “EU Casts Doubt on Iranian Proposals in Nuclear Dispute,” Financial Times, September 10, 2009.

Borger, Julian, “‘Secret Annexe’ to UN Nuclear Inspection Agency Report Reveals Iran Has ‘Sufficient Information’ to Make a Nuclear Weapon,” The Guardian, September 18, 2009.

Broad, William J., Mazzetti, Mark, Sanger, David E., “A Nuclear Debate: Is Iran Designing Warheads?” New York Times, September 28, 2009.

Coats, Daniel, Robb, Charles, Wald, Charles, “Taking Iran Seriously,” The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2009.

Cohen, Eliot A., “There Are Only Two Choices Left on Iran,” The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2009.

Cohen, Roger, “The U.S. – Iranian Triangle,” New York Times, September 28, 2009.

Dahl, Fredrick and Derakhshi, Reza, “Iran Presents Negotiation Offer to UN Powers,” Reuters, September 9, 2009.

Damianova, Julia, “Iran Makes Nuclear Talk Offer; Details Unclear; U.S., Allies Condemn Uranium Work They Suspect Is For Bomb Program,” Chicago Tribune, September 10, 2009.

Erdbrink, Thomas, “Iranian Invites Six Powers to Tehran,” The Washington Post, September 8, 2009.

Faashi, Farnaz, “Khamenei Offers No Compromises,” The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2009.

Heinrich, Mark, “IAEA’s Poor Nations Split On Iran’s Attack Bid,” Reuters, September 16, 2009.

Kessler, Glen, “U.S. Accepts Offer From Tehran for Broad Talks,” The Washington Post, September 12, 2009.

Lauria, Joe, “Ahmadinejad: Iran Isn’t Breaking Rules,” The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2009.

Levy, Clifford J., “Russia Say Sanctions Against Iran Unlikely,” New York Times, September 10, 2009.

Oster, Shai, “China’s Oil Needs Affects its Iran Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2009.

Porter, Gareth, “Crucial Iran Nuclear Evidence ‘Covered Up’,” Asia Times Online, September 16, 2009.

Reuters, “Russia’s Medvedev Does Not Rule Out Iran Sanctions,” September 15, 2009.

Reuters, “Israeli Chief: Iran Not an Existential Threat,” September 17, 2009.

Sanger,  David E., “U.S. Says Iran Could Expedite Nuclear Bomb,” New York Times, September 9, 2009.

Sanger, David E., “U.S. and Allies Warn Iran Over Nuclear ‘Deception’,” New York Times, September 25, 2009.

Slackman, Michael, “Possibility of Nuclear-Armed Iran Alarms Arabs,” New York Times, September 30, 2009.

Solomon, Jay, “Iran Agrees to Meeting on Nuclear Program,” The Wall Street Journal¸ September 15, 2009.

Warrick, Joby, “Iran’s Envoy Sees Upcoming Talks as an Opening,” The Washington Post, September 18, 2009.

White, Gregory L., “Medvedev Leaves Wiggle Room on Sanctions,” The Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2009.

Worth, Robert F., “Nuclear Agency Said to be in ‘Stalemate’ with Iran,” New York Times, September 7, 2009.

North Korea

Heinrich, Mark, “U.S. Urges World to Enforce North Korea Sanctions,” Reuters, September 8, 2009.

Herskovitz, Jon, “U.S. Seeks Clarity from North Korea on Uranium,” Reuters, September 6, 2009.

Hwang, Doo-hyong, “UN to Take Action After Hearing Report on North Korean Arms Seizure: Rice,” Yonhap News, September 2, 2009.

Kim, Ji-hyun, “Korea, U.S. to Fine-Tune Stance on North Korea,” The Korea Herald, September 30, 2009.

Kim, Hyung-Jin, “U.S. Open to Dialogue With North Korea,” Time, September 30, 2009.

Matishak, Martin, “Pacific Command Chief Says North Korean Proliferation Not ‘Under Control’,” Global Security Newswire, September 16, 2009.

Sue-young, Kim, “Sept, Oct Critical Moment for North Korea Issues,” Korea Times, September 13, 2009.

Wall Street Journal, “Kim’s Uranium Spin,” The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2009.


Agence France-Presse, “U.S. Satisfied with Pakistan’s Nuclear Security,” September 8, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, “Pakistani Court Delays Nuclear Scientist’s Case,” September 14, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, “Pakistan Bolstered Security After Sept. 11, Analysis Says,” September 11, 2009.

Smith, R. Jeffrey, “Pakistani Scientist Cites Help to Iran: Official Aid for Nuclear Program Claimed,” The Washington Post, September 9, 2009.


Global Security Newswire, “EU Presses Syria to Explain Uranium Traces,” September 10, 2009.

United Press International, “EU Urges Syria to Come Clean on Uranium,” September 9, 2009.

III.    Nonproliferation

Dorling, Philip, “Call to Mix Uranium Sales and Nuclear Ban,” Canberra Times, September 18, 2009.

Lederer, C. P., “U.S. Hopes World Leaders at UN Meeting Chaired By Obama Will Back Nuclear Nonproliferation,” The Canadian Press, September 2, 2009.

United Press International, “Kazakh Offer to Host Nuclear Fuel Bank,” September 28, 2009.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

Adelman, Kenneth, “A Long-Term Fix for Medium-Range Arms,” New York Times, September 25, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, “Iran Says Developed Anti-Cruise Missile System,” September 7, 2009.
Agence France-Presse, “Japan Missiles Interception Test Succeeds,” Sydney Morning Herald, September 17, 2009.

Associated Press, “Russian FM Denies S-300 Missiles on Hijacked Ship,” New York Times, September 8, 2009.

Borger, Julian, “Obama’s Missile Rethink: The Ball is Now in Moscow’s Court,” The Guardian, September 17, 2009.

DiMascio, Jen, “European Missile Defense Reviewed,” Politico, September 10, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, “Turkey Set to Pay $7.8B for U.S. Missile Defenses,” September 15, 2009.

Minnick, Wendell, “Beijing Rehearsal Shows Off New Missiles,” Defense News, September 8, 2009.

New York Times, “Editorial: Missile Sense,” September 18, 2009.

Pollack, Joshua, “Getting Back to Basics on Missile Defense,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 15, 2009.

Ravid, Barak, “PM’s Secret Moscow Visit Was Part of Campaign Against Missile Sales to Iran,” Haaretz, September 11, 2009.

Reuters, “In Restive Med, U.S. Ship Eyes Risk of Missile War,” New York Times, September 8, 2009.

RIA Novosti, “Solomonov to Keep Working on Bulava Development,” September 15, 2009.

RIA Novosti, “U.S. Could Deploy Missile Shield in Arctic – Russia’s NATO Envoy,” September 28, 2009.

Spiegel, Peter, “McCain: Obama Decision Missile Shield ‘Seriously Misguided’,” The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2009.

Sweeney, Conor, “Russia Still Cool On New U.S. Anti-Missile Scheme,” The Washington Post, September 29, 2009.

Traynor, Ian, “Europe Reacts, Obama Dropping Missile Defense Shield,” The Guardian, September 17, 2009.

V. Chemical and Biological Arms

Agence France Presse, “US Senators Move to Guard Against Bio Attack,” September 8, 2009.

Associated Press, “US Chemical Disposal Plant Properly Closed,” September 1, 2009.

Cary, Annette, “Plan Being Made for Chemical Depot’s Future,” The News Tribune, September 13, 2009.

Finley, Bruce, “Army to Boost Checks of Pueblo Chemicals,” The Denver Post, September 10, 2009.

The Jerusalem Post, “Hizbullah Arms Cache that Exploded Contained Chemical Weapons,” September 3, 2009.

Matishak, Martin, “No ‘Silver Bullet’ Against Extremists at U.S. Biodefense Labs, Security Report Says,” Global Security Newswire, September 30, 2009.

Strohm, Chris, “Obama Deals Blow to Chemical Industry,” CongressDaily, October 2, 2009.

United Press International, “A New Anthrax Vaccine is Under Development,” September 9, 2009.

VI. Conventional Arms

Agence France-Presse, “U.S., Venezuela Blame Each Other For South American ‘Arms Race’,” September 15, 2009.

Baldwin, Tom, “Political Help Behind Libya Arms Trade, Says Official,” The Times, September 5, 2009.

The Economist, “Attack of the Drones: Smaller and Smarter Unmanned Aircraft are Transforming Spying and Redefining the Idea of Air Power,” September 3, 2009.

The Economist, “Guns in Africa: Out of Control,” September 10, 2009.

Grushenko, Kateryna, “UK Looks into Ukrainian Arms,” The Kyiv Post, September 9, 2009.

International Relations and Security Network, “Costs of War: Dollar Deals,” September 15, 2009.

Jung, Sung-ki, “South Korea May Cut Fighters, Helo, in 2010 Budget,” Defense News, September 7, 2009.

Military News, “Russia Ready to Supply Tanks to Venezuela – Medvedev,” September 10, 2009.

United Press International, “Israel Eyes Big Arms Sale in Africa,” September 14, 2009.

Weitz, Richard, “Chavez Trades Oil for Arms in Moscow,” World Politics Review, September 15, 2009.

VII. U.S. Policy

Butler, Desmond, “Obama Facing Hurdles to Nuclear Disarmament Goals,” The Washington Post, September 3, 2009.

Lederer, Edith M., “US Wants Results from Obama Nuclear Meeting at UN,” Associated Press, September 3, 2009.

Nikitin, Mary Beth, Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), Congressional Research Service, September 10, 2009.

Shanker, Thom, Landler, Mark, “Pentagon Checks Arsenal in Race for Nuclear Treaty,” New York Times, September 9, 2009.

Tepperman, Jonathan, “Why Obama Should Learn to Love the Bomb,” Newsweek, September 7, 2009.

The Wall Street Journal, “The Disarmament Illusion,” September 26, 2009.

VIII. Space

The Agonist, “Ban on Space Weapons Not Enough to Keep Satellites From Being Shot Down,” September 2, 2009.

Missile Defense Agency, “Successful Space Tracking Surveillance System Demonstrator Satellites Launch,” September 25, 2009.

IX. Other

Agence France-Presse, “Israel Gets Two More German Submarines,” September 30, 2009.

Borger, Julian, “Former British Officials From Nuclear Disarmament Group,” Guardian, September 8, 2009.

Flitton, Daniel, “Australia, Japan in Nuclear Rift,” The Age, September 4, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, “Indian Scientist’s Remark Kicks Off Debate Over Nuclear Test Agenda,” September 10, 2009.