November 1999 United States Special Weapons
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Missile
- BUSH SPEECH Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- The Texas governor says strengthening U-S defense would be his first objective. To counter what he said was Russia's inability to keep track of its nuclear stockpile, Mr. Bush says the United States
should develop and deploy missile defense systems.
- Governor George W. Bush - 'A Distinctly American Internationalism' Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California, November 19, 1999
-- Beijing has been investing its growing wealth in strategic nuclear weapons... new ballistic missiles… a blue-water navy and a long-range airforce. China is a competitor, not a strategic partner. We must deal with China without ill-will – but without illusions.Under the mutual threat of rogue nations, there is a real possibility the Russians could join with us and our friends and allies to cooperate on missile defense systems. But there is a condition. Russia must break its dangerous habit of proliferation. We will still, however, need missile defense systems – both theater and national. If I am commander-in-chief, we will develop and deploy them.
- Governor Bush Discusses Foreign Policy In Speech At Ronald Reagan Library November 19, 1999 -- Governor Bush said as president he would "develop and deploy" missile defense systems, both theater and national, and extended the "real possibility" that Russia could join with us to cooperate on a missile defense that would help protect both our nations, so long as Russia breaks its habit of proliferation.
- NASA chief is credited with reviving Cold War agency
BRETT DAVIS NEWHOUSE NEWS November 14, 1999 -- ``NASA was basically a creation of the Cold War, and he has successfully redefined the agency now that the Cold War is over, period.''said John Pike, space policy analyst for the Federation of American Scientists.
- Text: Clinton Letter to Congress on Weapons of Mass Destruction 10 November 1999 -- President Clinton has notified Congress that he is extending the national emergency relating to chemical, biological and nuclear
weapons ("weapons of mass destruction" -- WMD) and has broadened the range of activities that would be subject to penalties aimed at deterring the spread of such weapons.
- Text: Clinton Notice on Continuation of National Emergency re WMD 10 November 1999 -- President Clinton issued a notice regarding his
continuation of the national emergency he originally declared on
November 14, 1994 with respect to "the unusual and extraordinary
threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the
United States posed by the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and
chemical weapons and the means of delivering such weapons."
- TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES November 10, 1999 -- The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. Accordingly, I have extended the national
emergency declared in Executive Order 12938, as amended.
- Transcript: Holum, Wolf Worldnet on Nuclear Non-Proliferation 09 November 1999 -- Questions from journalists in Moscow, Prague and Kiev focused on U.S. intentions with regard to the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, the
recent failure of the U.S. Senate to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty (CTBT), and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 08 November 1999 -- There is always going to be an element of people accusing us of hegemony. That is what it means to be the United States. The French do that sometimes. I guess they've got a new word, "The Hyperpower." Other countries in the Middle East do it. Countries in Asia do it. It is not new. Every once in a while there is another issue that feeds the view that we're a hegemonic power and we need to be clear that we'll act alone where necessary, but our preference is to work with partners
in Europe and elsewhere.
- REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT QUANDT LECTURE Georgetown University Washington. D.C. - November 8, 1999 -- Some believe America can and should go it alone, either withdrawing from the world and relying primarily on our military strength, or by seeking to impose our will when things are happening that don't suit us.
I have taken the stand for a different sort of approach.
- GEORGE W. BUSH TEST Voice of America 05 November 1999 -- Campaign advisers to leading Republican presidential candidate, George W. Bush, are rejecting suggestions that he may have harmed his campaign by incorrectly answering questions about international leaders.
- Reserve activates two new space units 2 Nov 1999 -- Air Force Reserve Command increased its role in space operations in October with the addition of two new space squadrons.
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