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Official Statements, Testimony and Speeches (1995-1997)
This reverse chronological list includes sources for the full-text of major statements, speeches, Congressional testimony, press briefings and background briefings by government officials dealing with nuclear weapons and nuclear arms control issues during 1996 and 1995. Because of the way the White House web site is organized, it is almost required that search engines be used to retrieve the text of Presidential and Vice Presidential statements and speeches, press briefings, and radio addresses.
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National Security Council (NSC)
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Department of Defense
Secretary of the Navy
Department of Energy Testimony and Congressional Questions and Answers
Office of Nonproliferation and National Security
Department of State Speeches, Testimony, Publications
Secretary of State Speeches, Testimony and Remarks
ACDA Speeches and Testimony
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
NATO Secretary General and other NATO officials
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Statement at the North Atlantic Council Special Ministerial Meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 18 February 1997
Reiterating NATO's nuclear deployment pledge.
Vice President Al Gore and Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, Press Conference, White House, 7 February 1997
Background Briefing by "Senior Administration Officials," White House, 6 February 1997
Gore-Chernomyrdin meetings in Washington.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Remarks to the Secretary's Open Forum, Dean Acheson Auditorium, Washington, DC, 10 January 1997
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Remarks to the Congressional Research Service Seminar on the Future of Arms Control, Washington, DC, 9 January 1997
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Statement at the North Atlantic Council Ministerial Meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 11 December 1996
Reiteration of NATO's nuclear deployment pledge announced the previous day.
Statement by the President, NATO Agrees to Hold Summit, 10 December 1996
No intention to deploy nuclear weapons to new NATO members in Eastern Europe.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Remarks to an International Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament After the Indefinite Extension of the NPT, Kyoto, Japan, 2 December 1996
Presidential Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, 12 November 1996
The text of the Letter from the President to the Spearker of the House and the President of the Senate, 14 November 1996 is located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ white-house-publications/1996/11/1996-11-14-president-letter-on-national-emergency-wrt-iran.text.
Lt. Gen. Lester L. Lyles, USAF, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Presentation at the Army Symposium on Strategy, Force Structure And Defense Planning for the 21st Century, 13 November 1996
Gen. Howell M. Estes III, Air Force Space Command, Presentation at the Air Force Association Annual Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, 18 October 1996
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry to the Military Academy of the Russian General Staff, 17 October 1996
"A Pragmatic U.S.-Russian Partnership."
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Remarks at the United Nations, First Committee, New York, 16 October 1996
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, before the Joint Session of the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development and the Subcommittee on Military Procurement of the House National Security Committee, 27 September 1996
"Dark Clouds of Nuclear War Threat Drifting Away;" ballistic missile defense.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, before the Arms Control and Disarmament Committee of the American Bar Association, Washington DC, 26 September 1996
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, Keynote Address at the Strategic Systems Industrial Symposium, U.S. Strategic Command, 26 September 1996
"Sustaining America's Strategic Deterrent Forces in the 21st Century."
President Clinton to the 51st UN General Assembly, New York City, 24 September 1996
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
Robert Bell, Senior Director Of NSC For Defense Policy And Arms Control, and Dick Clark, Senior Director Of NSC For Global Issues And Multilateral Affairs, Press Briefing, 23 September 1996
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, before the House Committee on National Security on Ballistic Missile Defense, 22 September 1996
Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, Air Force chief of staff, to the Toqueville Group, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, 13 September 1996
The Contribution of Long-Range Bombers to America's Deep Strike Capability.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Statement on UN Adoption of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 11 September 1996
President Clinton, Remarks on Nuclear Test Ban Agreement, 10 September 1996
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the 18th Annual Seismic Research Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, 6 September 1996
C. Paul Robinson, Director, Sandia National Laboratories, before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 4 September 1996
Sandia's Strategy for the Future and the Department of Energy Abolishment Act of 1996.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 August 1996
Robert Bell, Senior Director Of Defense Policy And Arms Control At The National Security Council, Press Briefing, 26 July 1996
http://www.whitehouse.gov/white-house-publications/1996/07/1996-07-26-robert- bell-briefing -on-comprehensive-test-ban-treaty.text
Conclusion of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the International Relations Council, Kansas City, Missouri, 18 July 1996
President Clinton Statement at the G-7 Meeting, 28 June 1996
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
John M. Deutch, Director of Central Intelligence, before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, 25 June 1996
Rear Adm. Richard D. West, Director (Acting), Ballistic Missile Defense Organization before the Committee on National Security, House of Representatives, 18 June 1996
Walter B. Slocombe, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, before the Atlantic Council on European Security, Washington, 14 June 1996.
"U.S. Hopes for NATO's European Security Role."
Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Speech to the New Era Security at The Royal Australian Air Force in the Next 25 Years Conference, 11 June 1996
"The Challenges of Space Beyond 2000," including a discussion of ballistic missile defense.
Robert Bell, Senior Director For Defense And Arms Control Policy At NSC; and Steve Pifer, Director For Russian And Eurasian Affairs At NSC, Press Briefing, 3 June 1996
CFE Treaty and removal of nuclear weapons from Ukraine.
John M. Deutch, Director of Central Intelligence, Remarks to the Conference on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Proliferation, 23 May 1996
Ashton B. Carter, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Remarks to the Conference on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Proliferation, 23 May 1996
"Counterproliferation Initiative: Managing Three Crises."
Anthony Lake, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Address to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, 24 May 1996
President Clinton, Remarks at United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement, 22 May 1996
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the International Conference on Dismantlement and Destruction of Nuclear and Chemical Weapons, 20 May 1996
Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, Air Force Chief of Staff, Remarks to the American Defense Preparedness Association/National Defense University Missile Defense Breakfast, Washington DC, 16 May 1996
Minuteman -- A National Missile Defense Option.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the Sidwell Friends School, Washington DC, 4 May 1996
Anthony Lake, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Address to the Fletcher School at Tufts University, 25 April 1996
DOD News Briefing, Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Bacon, 23 April 1996
B61 Mod 11 earth penetrating bomb and Libya
Remarks by Presidents Clinton and Yeltsin to the P-8 (G-7 plus Russia), 21 April 1996
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
Radio Address By the President, 20 April 1996
Secretary of Defense William Perry at George Washington University, Washington DC, 18 April 1996
Weapons proliferation (summary of remarks only).
Robert Bell, Special Assistant To The President And Senior Director For Defense Policy And Arms Control At NSC, Press Briefing, 11 April 1996
Signature of the African Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Treaty.
Anthony Lake, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Address to U.S.-Russia Business Council, 1 April 1996
Victor H. Reis, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs, Statement before the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, 28 March 1996
FY 1997 Appropriations request.
Gordon C. Oehler, Nonproliferation Center CIA, Statement for the record before the Senate Armed Service Committee, 27 March 1996
"The Continuing Threat from Weapons of Mass Destruction;" includes a chronology of nuclear smuggling incidents.
Victor H. Reis, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs, before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, 27 March 1996
FY 1997 Appropriations request.
Robert Bell, Senior Director For Defense Policy And Arms Control, Press Briefing, 22 March 1996
Protocols to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty.
Gen. Eugene E. Habiger, Commander, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, 21 March 1996
"U.S. Strategic Command: Peace Is Still Our Profession."
John M. Deutch, Director of Central Intelligence, before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, 20 March 1996
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Press Conference on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Negotiations, Hotel Intercontinental, Geneva, Switzerland, 18 March 1996
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, 16 March 1996
C. Paul Robinson, Director, Sandia National Laboratories, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, 12 March 1996
C. Bruce Tarter, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before the House National Security Committee, 12 March 1996; and the Senate Armed Services Committee, 13 March 1996
DOE Budget Request for FY 1997.
Harold P. Smith Jr., Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense, before the House National Security Committee, 12 March 1996
"Assuring Confidence in the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile."
Lt. Gen. Malcolm R. O'Neill, Director, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization before the Committee on National Security, House of Representatives, 7 March 1996
"Staying Prepared Against Ballistic Missiles."
Anthony Lake, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Address to the George Washington University 6 March 1996
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, 6 March 1996
DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense Strategy.
John M. Deutch, Director of Central Intelligence, before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 22 February 1996
Worldwide Threat Assessment. Question and answer session following testimony at http://www odci.gov/cia/public_affairs/speeches/dci_q&a_022296.html .
DOD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, 16 February 1996
Ballistic Missile Defense program. Also appearing, Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense; Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., Air Force Vice Chief of Staff; Lt. Gen. Malcolm R. O'Neill, Director Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; Ashton Carter, Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Policy); and Jan M. Lodal, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Policy).
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the Nonproliferation Breakfast Group, The National Press Club, 15 February 1996
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the International Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation, Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment, 12 February 1996
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament (CD), Geneva, Switzerland, 23 January 1996
Anthony Lake, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Address to the Marshall Legacy Symposium, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, 8 January 1996
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement before the Coalition for American Leadership Abroad, 1 November 1995
John M. Deutch, Director of Central Intelligence, to the National Defense University Counterproliferation Conference, Fort McNair, Washington DC, 27 October 1995
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, to the National Defense University Counterproliferation Conference, Fort McNair, Washington DC, 27 October 1995
"Counterproliferation: A National Security Priority."
President Clinton, Remarks to the UN General Assembly, New York, 22 October 1995
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement before the American Enterprise Institute, 26 September 1995
C. Bruce Tarter, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before a Joint Hearing of the Subcommittees on Basic Research and Energy and Enviornment, House Science Committee, 7 September 1995
Future Missions and Governance for DOE Laboratories.
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, Remarks at the Strategic Systems Industrial Symposium, U.S. Strategic Command, 30 August 1995
"Sustaining America's Nuclear Deterrent Force in the 21st Century."
Nuclear Policy Statement by the President, 11 August 1995
Announcing the pursuit of a zero-yield nuclear test ban.
Robert Bell, Special Assistant To The President For Defense Policy, Press Briefing, 11 August 1995
Presidential decision on the zero-yield nuclear test ban treaty.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the Atlantic Council, 13 July 1995
Lynn Davis, Under Secretary of State, Presentation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, 12 July 1995
"Controlling the Spread of Dangerous Weapons: An Overview of the Clinton Administration's Nonproliferation Policy."
Ashton Carter, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 20 June 1995
"Protecting U.S. Security During the New Russian Revolution."
G-7 Summit Chairman's Statement, 17 June 1995
Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, Air Force Chief of Staff, remarks to the American Defense Preparedness Association/National Defense University Foundation Breakfast Seminar Series on Missile Defense, Counter-Proliferation, and Arms Control, Washington, DC, 16 June 1995
The Air Force Role in Theater Ballistic Missile Defense.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the National Strategy Forum, Chicago, Illinois, 7 June 1995
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement at the National Press Club Morning Newsmaker, 6 June 1995
President Clinton, Letter to the Congress of the United States, 18 May 1995
EO 12938 and the declaration of a national emergency regarding weapons of mass destruction.
Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense, before the National Security Subcommittee of the House C Committee on Appropriations, 17 May 1995
C. Bruce Tarter, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, 16 May 1995
DOE Budget Request for FY 1996.
President Clinton, Letter from the President to the Senate regarding the Convention on Nuclear Safety, 12 May 1995
Ambassador Ralph Earle II, Deputy Director of ACDA, Statement before the Closing Session of the Review and Extension Conference of the NPT, New York, 12 May 1995
President Clinton, Statement of the President on Extension of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, 11 May 1995
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Daily Press Briefing, 17 April 1995
Extension of the NPT.
Department of State Briefing, Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, 13 April 1995
Lt. Gen. Malcolm O'Neill, Director BMDO, before the House National Security Committee, 4 April 1995
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization Posture Statement.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the National Science and Technology Council, National Academy of Sciences, 30 March 1995
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Statement on the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, 29 March 1995
Secretary of Defense William Perry, Speech to the U.S.-Russian Business Council, 29 March 1995
"Defense by Other Means."
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the Council on International Relations (CARI), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23 March 1995
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the Center for Strategic Affairs, Brasilia, Brazil, 21 March 1995
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the Atlantic Council, 10 March 1995
Lynn Davis, Under Secretary of State, Briefing on Administration Nonproliferation Policy, 7 March 1995
President Clinton, Address to the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom Policy Conference, 1 March 1995
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Statements to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1 March 1995
START II and Nuclear Reductions.
Lynn E. Davis, Under Secretary of State, Briefing, 28 February 1995
The Administration's foreign policy priorities for 1995 in the area of non-proliferation.
Adm. Henry G. Chiles Jr., Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, 23 February 1995
"Managing a Stable Strategic Drawdown."
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement to the City Club of Cleveland, 17 February 1995
Secretary of State Warren Christopher before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 31 January 1995
Ratification of START II.
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, 31 January 1995
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry to the Business Week Forum, Washington DC, 18 January 1995.
"Ten Things I Never Imagined Doing Five Years Ago."
John D. Holum, ACDA Director, Statement before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 18 January 1995
Secretary of State Warren Christopher before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 24 January 1995
Resolving the North Korea nuclear issue.
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, Remarks at the National Press Club, 5 January 1995
"Pursuing a Strategy of Mutual Assured Safety;" Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
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