Corker: Further Reduction Of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Without Modernization First Could Amount To “Unilateral Disarmament”

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Responding to President Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin signaling further reduction of U.S. nuclear forces, Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tn.), and ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday said any additional limitations of the U.S. nuclear arsenal without first fulfilling commitments to modernization of existing forces could amount to “unilateral disarmament.”  

On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry called Senator Corker and assured him that any further reductions would occur in bilateral treaty negotiations subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

“Maintaining a strong nuclear deterrent is vital for our nation’s security and that of our allies around the world. While the administration has assured me that no further reductions will occur outside of treaty negotiations and the advice and consent of the Senate, the president’s announcement without first fulfilling commitments on modernization could amount to unilateral disarmament.  The president should follow through on full modernization of the remaining arsenal and pledges to provide extended nuclear deterrence before engaging in any additional discussions,” said Senator Corker.

In April, Senator Corker pointed out the Obama administration’s unmet obligations on nuclear modernization in a joint commentary with Senator James Inhofe, (R-Ok.), and ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, published by Foreign Policy. And in a previous op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, also with Senator Inhofe, Senator Corker argued unilateral disarmament by the U.S. could lead to the “very instability that the U.S. seeks to avoid.”



Catoosa County Arrest Report For Nov. 14-20

Click  here  for the Catoosa County arrest report for Nov. 14-20. (click for more)

Dog Alerts Owner To House Fire; Home Completely Destroyed

A homeowner reported her dog saved her life from a house fire early Friday morning. At  12:52 a.m. , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at 8411 Providence Road (Highway 58 area). The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived and reported a log cabin with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire but it ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quick! Arm Our Guards

When I learned last Wednesday that Chattanooga’s leading hospital, in a ridiculous attempt to be more “family friendly,” planned to disarm its security guards. I was aghast but decided to wait for the proper “incident” to illustrate how stupid members of our “free thought society” can sometimes be. It took exactly one week. A bit after midnight on Thursday morning a gunman appeared ... (click for more)

Baylor Must Contend With MBA's Chandler In DII-AA Semis

If there is one thing different about Friday’s TSSAA Division II-AA semifinal playoff game between Baylor and Montgomery Bell Academy at Tommy Owen Stadium in Nashville from the teams’ regular-season matchup, Red Raiders coach Phil Massey knows exactly what it is. Or, well, who it is. It’s Ty Chandler. Chandler, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore running back, has added ... (click for more)

McCallie's Gordon Connell - a New Wrestling Venture

Saturday morning in Cleveland when five rookie wrestling officials from the Chattanooga area take to the mats to call matches for the season opening middle school tournament at Ocoee Middle School, it will be easy to pick out the one who, at first observation, doesn't belong. Or does he? With lots of gray hair and years of coaching experience, former ... (click for more)