2005 Annual Meeting & Luncheon
February 3, 2005
ACA Panel Discussion:
"Fulfilling the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty's Promise"
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
An ACA-hosted panel discussion on past actions and future steps toward realizing the goals of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
- Full Transcript
- Prepared Remarks of Assistant Secretary of State Stephen Rademaker
- Biography of Panelists
Congressman David Hobson to Address Arms Control Association on
"U.S. Nuclear Security in the 21st Century"
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Congressman David Hobson (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, gave his perspective February 3 at the annual luncheon of the Arms Control Association on the proper funding and policy guidelines for maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. During the last budget cycle, Chairman Hobson led the Congress in denying Bush administration requests for researching robust nuclear earth penetrating nuclear warheads and low-yield nuclear weapons. He also trimmed administration requests for building a new facility to build new nuclear bomb cores and to diminish the preparation time for the United States to resume nuclear testing if such a decision were made. In a recent Op-Ed in The Washington Times explaining his actions, Hobson wrote, "Not only are these initiatives an unwise and unnecessary use of limited resources, they also send the wrong signal to the rest of the world. When we want countries such as Iran and North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons development, it is hypocritical for the United States to embark on new weapons and testing initiatives."