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Reid Statement On Plan To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the President’s announcement regarding troop drawdown from Afghanistan: “The President’s plan to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is a critical step in the right direction. I commend the many brave members of our Armed Forces who have served there and thank them for their…

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Reid: Our Military And Intelligence Professionals Met The Worst Of Humanity With The Best Of America

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the resolution honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Those watching around the world may not be able to see on…

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Reid Statement On U.S. Operation That Killed Osama bin Laden

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden: “Osama bin Laden is dead, killed in a targeted U.S. operation authorized by President Obama. “This is the most significant victory in our fight against al Qaeda and terrorism, but that fight is not over. We will…

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Reid: America Brought bin Laden To Justice, But We Must Remember The End Of His Life Is Not The End Of This Fight

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. mission that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Late last night we learned the news we’d been longing to hear since the worst morning in our memory: an American operation brought Osama…

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Reid Statement On Nominations Of Panetta As Defense Secretary, Petraeus As CIA Director

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now the top U.S. General in Afghanistan, to replace Panetta as CIA director: “I am pleased that my friend Leon Panetta will bring his…

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Glossary of Terms in the New START Treaty

Ballistic missile: A missile that is a weapon-delivery vehicle that has a ballistic trajectory over most of its flight path. Basing area: A permanent facility that supports the long-term operations of a particular strategic offensive system on a permanent basis and is distinguishable from temporary stationing. Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS): The ability to deliver…

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New START Treaty – Key Facts

Overview: On April 8, 2010, following a year of intense negotiations, Presidents Obama and Medvedev signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The New START Treaty replaces the 1991 START Treaty which expired on 12/5/09. New START limits the number of strategic offensive arms of the US and Russia (within seven years of the…

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New START Treaty – Main Issues

No United States inspections of Russian nuclear facilities have taken place in a year, threatening our national security. The U.S. has not conducted a single on-the-ground inspection of a Russian nuclear facility since START expired on December 5, 2009. Without American inspectors verifying Russia’s nuclear weapons, our insight into Russia’s arsenal is limited and our…

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The New START Treaty: Myths and Facts

There is broad, bipartisan support among national security experts and political leaders in favor of ratifying the New START Treaty with Russia.  The New START Treaty limiting the U.S. and Russia’s Cold War-era nuclear arsenals is considered critical for maintaining strategic stability in our relations, enhancing the global nonproliferation regime, and, in effect, advancing U.S.…

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