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Laying the Foundations for Multilateral Disarmament

February 5, 2008

UK Secretary for Defence Rt. Hon. Des Browne, MP


I know it is rare for a defence Minister to address a conference on disarmament. That is precisely why I wanted to come here today. I want the fact that the British Secretary of State for Defence is addressing this Conference to send a strong message about the priority we give to our disarmament commitments.

Nuclear Disarmament Remarks

October 24, 2007

Hoover Institution

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California


Thank you, I’m delighted to be in such distinguished company. On behalf of the people of California, I welcome you to our Golden State. George Shultz is one of the people I admire most in the world, someone for whom I feel great affection. So when George asked me to speak tonight, I was eager to say yes. But since my expertise is in weights, not throw weights . . . I didn’t know what I could possibly say to an audience of such experts.

The Danger of Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

July 18, 2007

House Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee

Sidney D. Drell


The existing international regime, grounded in the nuclear NonProliferation Treaty for preventing new nuclear weapon states, reducing existing nuclear arsenals, and controlling the spread of nuclear technology and material, is seriously endangered.

Testimony House Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee

July 18, 2007

House Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee

William J. Perry


The ending of the Cold War brought about enormous geopolitical changes, not all of which, as it turned out, were good. But it did bring about one positive change of enormous importance: it reduced to nearly zero the danger of a nuclear war resulting from a miscalculation. There still exists, however, the danger of nuclear war occurring by accident. Both American and Russian missiles remain in a launch-on-warning mode. And the inherent danger of this status is aggravated by the fact that the Russian warning system has deteriorated since the ending of the Cold War.

A World Free Of Nuclear Weapons?

June 25, 2007

Carnegie Endowment of International Peace

Margaret Beckett, Secretary Of State For Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom


Thank you very much for that welcome and for those very kind words. I expect that many, perhaps all of you here today, read an article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal at the start of this year. The writers would be as familiar to an audience in this country as they are respected across the globe: George Schultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn. The article made the case for, and I quote, “a bold initiative consistent with America’s moral heritage.” That initiative was to reignite the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, and to redouble effort on the practical measures towards it.