The United States Needs A Conventional-Arms Policy
Lee H. Hamilton. Lee H. Hamilton of Indiana is chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs., The Christian Science Monitor
PRESIDENT Clinton last year unveiled a good initiative on nonproliferation. Yet a crucial element is missing: a policy to limit the transfer of conventional arms. On Aug. 3, Undersecretary of State Lynn Davis explained the 18-month delay on conventional-arms policy this way: "Other things have come a little bit higher on our agenda." I do not understand how "other things" can come higher when conventional arms have killed 40 million people since the end of World War II.
Nothing will limit the proliferation of conventional arms unless the United States takes the lead. We have become the No. 1 supplier since the Soviet Union's collapse. Last year, the US accounted for 73 …
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Publication information: Article title: The United States Needs A Conventional-Arms Policy. Contributors: Lee H. Hamilton. Lee H. Hamilton of Indiana is chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 13, 1994. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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