Tagged: Congress

The ‘Dear Comandante’ letter (1984)

Keeping the Senate out of the loop on arms control negotiations is a rather novel development, so it is with interest that 47 US senators wrote to the Iranian regime, warning that any agreement with the White House might not remain valid without Senate approval. The letter prompted an outcry of “treason” from supporters of the administration, with one lawmaker...

Captured documents show how congressman & aides helped enemy

Attached are the documents captured by US troops in Grenada in October 1983, as in Class 4 of the Public Diplomacy and Political Warfare course. They are not required reading for the final (though you are welcome to use them as examples in the final exam), but are here for your edification. 1. Letter from Carlottia Scott, chief of staff...

Congressman is worried that Guam will capsize

This is not a joke or parody, but the real thing: A member of the House Armed Services Committee told the commander of the US Pacific Command that he’s worried that if 8,000 Marines and their family members move to the US territory of Guam, the island will capsize. Here’s a video of Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Georgia), questioning Admiral Robert...

Testimony on Russian nuclear missile de-targeting

by J Michael Waller Testimony on Russian nuclear missile de-targeting, before the National Security Research & Development Subcommittee, US House of Representatives, March 13, 1997 Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to have been asked to appear before this subcommittee to address the administration’s claims that no nuclear missiles are targeted against the United States.  My focus is not on the...