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Senate Readies for Hagel Vote
The U.S. Senate was set to vote Tuesday afternoon on the appointment of Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, the Associated Press reported.
The upper chamber, in a 71-27 decision, ended legislative maneuvering that had delayed final action for more than a week after the Senate Armed Services Committee voted along party lines in favor of the former GOP senator's appointment.
Republicans have lambasted Hagel on a number of fronts, including statements suggesting his skepticism about use of unilateral sanctions to deter Iran's nuclear progress and support for further cutbacks in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
"He has an embarrassing lack of knowledge about our policy toward Iran," said Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), referring to Hagel's incorrect indication during his nomination hearing that Obama administration allows for containing rather than preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
Support from the majority Democrats and a few Republicans in the Senate is expected to ensure Hagel's selection to replace Leon Panetta as Pentagon chief.
March 12, 2013
The UNSCR 1540 Resource Collection examines implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in all of the regions and countries of the world to-date.
Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Risks: The Pace of Nonproliferation Work Today Doesn't Match the Urgency of the Threat
March 5, 2013
The fifth in a series of Wall Street Journal op-eds calling for bold action to reduce nuclear dangers.
This article provides an overview of the United States’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.