Hillary Clinton: Nuclear Iran would start regional arms race
CBS News – June 21, 2012
A nuclear armed Iran would start a regional arms race that would destabilize the region, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
North Korea slams joint drill among U.S., Japan and South Korea
K.J. Kwon, CNN – June 21, 2012
North Korea called a joint military drill among U.S., South Korea and Japan “reckless military provocations” that could lead to “nuclear war” as the allies started their operations Thursday amid tensions in the region.
New START is working to enhance US national security
Terri S. Lodge, The Hill – June 20, 2012
The New START Treaty is one year old, and the results are in. This Treaty, the result of years of negotiations between the United States and Russia, works. New START enhances U.S. national security, bringing U.S. nuclear policies in line with the security challenges of the 21st century.
Sequestration will weaken US in eyes of Iran, say House Republicans
Carlo Munoz, The Hill – June 20, 2012
The threat of U.S. military action to thwart Iran’s secretive nuclear program holds no weight in Tehran’s eyes because of the massive automatic defense budget cuts expected later this year, according to House Republicans.
Renewal of Weapons Security Pact With Russia Not a Sure Thing, Experts Say
Global Security Newswire – June 20, 2012
The renewal of a key weapons security agreement between the United States and Russia is not a sure thing despite preliminary assurances from an Obama administration official, issue experts warn.
U.S. Army Will Focus on Training, Partnering With SOF: Odierno
Paul McLeary, Defense News – June 20, 2012
The U.S. Army is looking to preposition stocks of equipment to keep them close to potential global flashpoints and assist with multilateral training missions with partner nations.