Republicans, Democrats Square off on Approaches to Proliferation
Boese, Wade, Arms Control Today
DESPITE AGREEING ON the importance of preventing the further proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have recently unveiled dramatically different visions on how best to accomplish that mission. Republican legislators prioritize bolstering U.S. deterrence and military capabilities, particularly nuclear weapons, while Democrats emphasize seeking diplomatic solutions and decreasing U.S. reliance on nuclear weapons.
The House Republican Policy Committee released a report February 13 declaring that "nuclear weapons and deterrence remain as relevant today as they were at the height of the Cold War." The lawmakers argued that the …
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Publication information: Article title: Republicans, Democrats Square off on Approaches to Proliferation. Contributors: Boese, Wade - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 33. Issue: 3 Publication date: April 2003. Page number: 37. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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