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NATO Speeches/Official Statements
This page provides links to speeches and officials statements related to NATO's nuclear policy and the debate about a no-first-use policy. The entries are listed in reverse chronological order beginning with the most recent. Either scroll down or use the search engine to locate items of interest.
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Speeches From 1999
Speeches From 1998
- Albright Defends Arms Control Policy, (Nov 10, 1999) [text-only version].
- Walter Slocombe Says NATO Document Creates No New Obligations For U.S., statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing On the Military Implications of NATO's Strategic Concept, (Oct 28, 1999). Also available as a text-only version or a PDF-document.
- Canadian Foreign Minister Reiterates Call For NATO Nuclear Review, (Oct 22, 1999) [text-only version].
- Indian foreign mininster's speech to the UN General Assembly, (Sep 22, 1999). [text-only version].
- New NATO Chief Silent On Nukes, (Oct 19, 1999) [text-only version].
- Cohen Press Conference at Russian Shipyard, Security Issues Digest No. 179, (Sep 16, 1999). [text-only version].
- Clinton's Speech On East Timor, (Sep 12, 1999). [text-only version].
- Holbrooke's Speech on East Timor, (Sep 11, 1999). [text-only version].
- Clinton Warns Of Implications For Entire Region, (Sep 9, 1999). [text-only version].
- General Shelton Responds to Congressional Questions, Security Issues Digest No. 176, (Sep 9, 1999). [text-only version].
- Cohen Warns On U.S. Intervention, speech prepared for the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Coronado, California, (Sep 9, 1999). [text-only version].
- What Y2K Tells Us About Deterrence Doctrine, speech by Robin Collins, (Aug 8, 1999).
- Despite Problems, There's Hope For Change, Admiral Carroll Said, Center for Defense Information, (Aug 4, 1999).
- Center for Defense Information's Defense Monitor issue on accidental nuclear war, (Jun 1999).
- Holum Outlines Arms Control Concerns Before Senate Panel, (Jun 28, 1999). Also available in text-only format.
- Planning Arms Control and Defense Modernization, speech by Jacques S. Gansler, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, (Jun 2, 1999). Go here for a text-only version.
- Speech by General George Lee Butler, USAF (Ret.), (April 30, 1999).
- Remarks by Ambassador Thomas Graham to Cleveland Conference, Lawyers Alliance for World Security, (Apr 7, 1999).
- Edward L. Warner III, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction, testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, (Mar 23, 1999). PDF Document.
- Alexander M. Haig, Jr., NATO: CORRECTING THE COURSE, Foreign Policy Research Institute WIRE, Volume 7, Number 5, (Mar 1999).
- General Lee Butler (USAF, retired), remarks to the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW), (Mar 11, 1999). (approved transcript). For a text-only version, go here.
- Transcript from the Canadian Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, (Mar 10, 1999). This includes remarks by Ambassador Thomas Graham, General Lee Butler, and Robert McNamara addressing the issue of Canada's role on nuclear disarmament and NATO's nuclear policy.
For a text-only version, go here.
- Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State, A New NATO for a New Era, Speech at Royal United Services Institute conference, (Mar 10, 1999). A text-only version is here.
- NATO General Secretary Javier Solana's Speech to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), (Mar 9, 1999). For a text-only version, go here.
- U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Shelton's Remarks to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), (Mar 9, 1999). For a text-only version, go here.
- U.K. Defense Secretary Outlines Britainís Nuclear Policy, (Mar 1, 1999). For a text-only version, go here.
- Clinton Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy, (Feb 26, 1999). For a text-only version, go here.
See also National Security Advisor Sandy Berger's Subsequent Press Briefing.
- Cohen Discusses New NATO Strategic Concept: Alliance to Prepare for WMD Threats. The USIA's briefing on Defense Secretary Cohen's remarks at the Munich Conference on Security Policy on February 6, 1999. For a text-only version, go here.
- Global Threats and Challenges: The Decades Ahead, Dia Director Hughes' Statement at Senate Hearing, (Feb 2, 1999). For a text-only version, go here.
- NATO General Secretary Solana: NATO: Its 50th Anniversary - The Washington Summit - The Next
Century, (Jan 25, 1999). For a text-only format, go here.
- Senator Roche: An Answer to the American Ambassador, (Jan 20, 1999).
- Sandy Berger Remarks to the Carnegie Non-Proliferation Conference, (Jan 12, 1999). For a "text only" version go here.
- Ambassador Graham's Speech at the Carnegie Non-Proliferation Conference, (Jan 11, 1999).
Speeches From 1997
- U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Remarks to the North Atlantic Council, (Dec 8, 1998).
- Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy's Speech Before the NATO North Atlantic Assembly meeting, (Dec 8, 1998).
- Ambassador Graham: Nuclear Materials Management and the NPT (Dec 4, 1998).
- General Lee Butler's Speech to the National Press Club in Washington, DC, (Feb 2, 1998).
For Question and Answer relating to the use of nuclear weapons against chemical and biological weapons, go here.
- Ambassador Graham: Preserving the NPT: Germany's Essential Role (Nov 11, 1998).
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- Statement of Bruce G. Blair, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, Before the House National Security Subcommittee (Mar 13, 1997).
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