Tagged: Nunn-Lugar

Loving the Russian bomb

“Loving the Russian Bomb” by J. Michael Waller, Insight magazine, December 6, 1999. The Clinton-Gore team has been paying Russia to cull its nuclear stockpile. But the GAO says Russia is using the money to develop new weapons systems. Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, a 1960s dark comedy about nuclear war, parodied renegade U.S. militarists, anticommunists, a weak president and a...

Subsidizing Russia’s nuclear scientists

by J Michael Waller, Insight, April 5-12, 1999 Nearly six years ago, Congress and the Clinton administration launched a visionary scheme to help the scientists and engineers designing the Soviet weapons of mass destruction to put their skills to civilian use. The goal was to prevent them from working for rogue regimes such as Iran, Iraq or North Korea. As...

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...

The politics of chemical weapons

by J Michael Waller, Washington Times, March 4, 1997 Download PDF here: Politics of CW WT 1997.03.04 Someone is sabotaging the Chemical Weapons Convention. If the international treaty, intended to ban all chemical weapons from the planet, goes into effect as scheduled April 29 – without the ratification of the Russian parliament and the United States Senate – the agreement will...

Waller’s rebuttal to Ashton Carter’s ‘misleading’ response

“Author’s Rebuttal to the Department of Defense” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization By J Michael Waller Part of “Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail” Publication Date: Winter 1997 Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 1997 Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s 9 September letter responding to my article, “To Russia, With Cash” (Reader’s Digest, June 1996) states, “Much of what was said in the...

‘Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail’ – A case study of US aid to the former USSR

‘Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail’ – A case study of US aid to former USSR Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University) By J. Michael Waller With rebuttals from the US Department of State and Department of Defense Publication Date: Winter 1997 PDF originals: (1) Demok 97a Waller Delay; (2) Demok 97b State Dept; (3) Demok 97c Waller State; (4) Demok 97d DoD;...

Author’s rebuttal to the Department of State

by J Michael Waller, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University), Winter 1997 Mr. Morningstar should be recognized for listening to complaints, criticisms, and suggestions on improving aid to the former Soviet Union. He is doubtless the single most influential figure in the United States government to attempt to reform the process. He solved many...

Author’s rebuttal to the Department of Defense

by J Michael Waller, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University), Winter 1997. (PDF: Dem 97e Waller DoD) Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s 9 September letter responding to my article, “To Russia, With Cash” (Reader’s Digest, June 1996) states, “Much of what was said in the article is either incorrect or misleading.” Carter does not substantiate...

To Russia, With Cash

“To Russia, With Cash” by J. Michael Waller, Reader’s Digest, June 1996 Nearly five years after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the unthinkable is occurring: The Community Party once again dominates the Russian parliament. Free-market reformers in Boris Yeltsin’s government have been purged, and Yeltsin has distances himself from the West. Yevgeny Primakov, a former chief of foreign intelligence...