April 14, 1986 |
President Reagan and his top advisers will meet at the White House on Wednesday for a pivotal session on whether to exceed the limits on nuclear missiles under the controversial 1979 SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, a U.S. official said today. The official, who demanded anonymity, said most of the presidential advisers are in favor of going past the ceiling when a new Trident nuclear submarine begins sea trials next month.
June 14, 1991 |
Ignace Jan Paderewski's remains will be returned to Poland by June 28, 1992, more than half a century after the famed pianist died during a wartime exile in the United States, officials said Thursday. Paderewski died June 29, 1941. His casket has lain ever since in Arlington National Cemetery, near the Tomb of the Unknowns. Paderewski's body could not be returned to Poland at the time because his homeland was under Nazi occupation. But President Franklin D.
April 26, 1990 |
Edward L. Rowny quit today as a senior arms control adviser to President Bush. Sources said Rowny resigned over what he felt was undue haste in completing a treaty with the Soviet Union to limit strategic nuclear missiles. Bush accepted Rowny's resignation with "deep regret" and said he had always valued his adviser's candor and loyalty.
August 7, 1986 |
President Reagan will send a special delegation of arms control experts to Moscow on Monday to discuss issues at the center of the U.S.-Soviet negotiations in Geneva, the White House said Wednesday. The delegation, which will include the leaders of the U.S. Geneva team, will meet with the Soviets "to discuss issues related to the negotiations on nuclear and space arms," a White House statement said. The group is also expected to lay the groundwork for the Sept.
April 21, 1986 |
President Reagan, overriding several senior advisers, has decided to dismantle two U.S. nuclear submarines to keep the United States within the limits of the controversial SALT II treaty when a new Trident nuclear submarine goes to sea, a U.S. official said today. "He's going that extra mile," said the official, who demanded anonymity. He said the two Poseidon submarines, with 16 multiple-warhead missiles apiece, will be taken out of the U.S.
April 17, 1986 |
With the Joint Chiefs of Staff taking a new stand, President Reagan met for the final time with the National Security Planning Group on Wednesday on whether the United States should continue to comply with the 1979 strategic arms agreement and what tangible steps should be taken to compensate for Soviet violations. His tentative decision is expected Friday or Saturday, after which two senior advisers, Paul H. Nitze and Edward L. Rowny, will consult with allies in Europe and Asia on the issue.
December 16, 1987 |
The U.S.-Soviet treaty eliminating intermediate-range nuclear weapons was made possible only because of coordinated diplomacy involving Asian countries, a senior U.S. arms control official said here Tuesday. "Without the help of our Asian allies and friends we could not have achieved this global zero result of the INF (intermediate-range nuclear forces) treaty," Edward L. Rowny, adviser to the secretary of state on arms control matters, said at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy.
February 25, 1987 |
The Soviet delegation to the nuclear arms talks here warned Tuesday that the Reagan Administration's proposed broad interpretation of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty "is effectively blocking a solution to the issue of radical reductions in nuclear arms." The chief Soviet negotiator on space weapons, Alexei A. Obukhov, told a news conference that "if the arms race goes into space, reduction in nuclear weapons will be impossible." The Soviets called the news conference as the senior U.S.
January 28, 1988 |
Supporters of the proposed medium-range missile treaty Wednesday struck back at conservative Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), who is waging a tenacious campaign against Senate ratification of the pact. Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) derided Helms' criticism that the treaty does not provide for the destruction of nuclear warheads, but only missile launchers, calling Helms' argument "fallacious."
January 18, 1985 |
Washington lawyer Max Kampelman will be the chief U.S. negotiator in new talks with Moscow on medium-range nuclear missiles, strategic arms and weapons in space, Secretary of State George P. Shultz announced today. Kampelman, a conservative Democrat with little experience in arms control but a reputation as a hard-liner toward the Soviets, will have two roles in the negotiations: one as the ranking member of the delegation and another as chief negotiator for talks on space weapons. Former Sen.