About the Author: Jamie Mannina serves as Special Assistant for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC/FO).
Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, said that the Obama Administration has made significant progress with the agenda that President Obama laid out in Prague just three years ago at the Arms Control Association’s annual meeting on June 4, 2012.
In 2012, the Administration has begun laying the ground work to make further nuclear weapons reductions beyond New START, prohibit the production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons, launch new negotiations on conventional armaments in Europe, and other initiatives.
The Acting Under Secretary highlighted progress on implementation of the New START Treaty. In fact, the Russians arrived in the United States last weekend for another inspection of the Treaty at Malstrom Air Force Base, and there is an intensive pace of activity under New START. Each side may do up… more »