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1998 Congressional Hearings

U.S. - China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
February 4, 1998 House Committee on International Relations

U.S. OPTIONS IN IRAQ
February 25, 1998 HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE THREAT 
March 4, 1998 - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information

Recent Developments in the Middle East
March 10, 1998 House International Relations Committee

DoE Environmental Management, Non-Proliferation, and Fissile Materials Disposition
March 12, 1998 Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Nuclear Nonproliferation 
March 18, 1998 - Senate Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services

  • John Holum, Acting Under Secretary of State and Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • Spurgeon Keeny, Director, Arms Control Association
  • Kathleen Bailey, Senior Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Department of Energy (DOE) FY 1999 Authorization Request
19 March 1998 House National Security Military Procurement Subcommittee

  • Fredrico F. Pena, Secretary of  Energy
  • Victor H. Reis, Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, Department of Energy
  • James M. Owendoff, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy
  • Rose E. Gottemoeller, Director, Office of Nonproliferation & National Security, Department of Energy

DoE Science-based Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program
March 19, 1998 - Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

  • Victor Reis DOE Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs
  • C. Paul Robinson Director, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Bruce Tarter Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • John Browne Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Karen Clegg Manager, Kansas City Plant
  • Gus Gustavson Manager, Y-12 Plant
  • William Weinerich Manager, Pantex Plant
  • Ambrose Schwallie Manager, Savannah River Plant
  • Joseph J. Buggy Executive Vice President Westinghouse Savannah River Company

Russian National Security Issues
March 19, 1998 - House National Security Committee Military Research & Development Subcommittee

  • Chairman Curt Weldon
  • Rep. Owen Pickett
  • Gen. Aleksandr Lebed, Former Secretary, Russian Security Council

Situation in the Persian Gulf
March 25, 1998 Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • David A. Kay Director Center for Counterterrorism Technology and Analysis Science Applications International Corporation
  • Anthony H. Cordesman Co-Director Middle East Studies Program Center for Strategic and International Studies

Atomic Energy Defense Activities
26 March 1998 Senate Armed Services Committee

Strategic Nuclear Policy and Related Matters 
March 31, 1998 SENATE ARMED SERVICES STRATEGIC FORCES SUBCOMMITTEE

  • Edward Warner Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction
  • General Eugene E. Habiger, USAF Commander-in-Chief United States Strategic Command
  • Keith B. Payne President, National Institute for Public Policy
  • Kathleen C. Bailey Senior Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Bruce Blair Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret.) Former Director of Central Intelligence

Chemical and Biological Weapons Threats to America: Are We Prepared?
22 April 1998 - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Chinese Access to Dual Use and Military Technology
28 April 1998 - Joint Economic Committee

Iran in Transition: Uncertain Hostility, Uncertain Threat
May 6, 1998 - Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Tradition and Transformation: U.S. Security Interests in Asia
May 7, 1998 House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Crisis in South Asia: India's Nuclear Tests
May 13, 1998 -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Dialogue with Iran
May 14, 1998 --Senate Foreign Relations Committee

U.S. POLICY TOWARD RUSSIA
May 20, 1998 - Senate Foreign Relations on European Affairs Subcommittee

Benefits of Commercial Space Launch for Foreign ICBM Programs
21 May 1998 Senate Governmental Affairs
International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services Subcommittee

Iraq: Are Sanctions Collapsing? 
May 21, 1998 Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Energy and Natural Resources Committee joint hearing

How Sanctions Can Affect U.S. Policy Interests
June 3, 1998 - House International Relations Committee

THE CRISIS IN SOUTH ASIA - Part II
03 June 1998 -- Senate Foreign Relations
Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Subcommittee

Nuclear Proliferation in India and Pakistan
18 June 1998 - House International Relations 
Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Subcommittee

  • Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
  • Robert J. Einhorn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation
  • DAVID L. AARON UNDERSECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Export Control and U.S. National Security
June 25, 1998, Senate Committee on Government Affairs

  • Franklin C. Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction

U.S. export control and nonproliferation policy and
the role and responsibility of the Department of Defense
July 9, 1998 -- SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

Situation in South Asia
13 July 1998 - Senate Foreign Relations Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

U.S. POLICY TOWARD NORTH KOREA
13 July 1998 - Senate Foreign Relations Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

  • RUST DEMING, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS

KEDO AND THE KOREAN AGREED NUCLEAR FRAMEWORK
JULY 14, 1998 - Senate Foreign Relations

  • RUST M. DEMING DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS
  • Robert L. Gallucci Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service,
  • DESAIX ANDERSON Executive Director Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO)

U.S. POLICY TOWARD RUSSIA
July 16, 1998 -- House International Relations Committee

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
JULY 29, 1998 - HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

U.S. policy regarding United Nations inspections of Iraqi chemical sites 
September 3, 1998 -- SENATE ARMED SERVICES and FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEES

  • William S. Ritter, Former member of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) Inspection Team

U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE KOREAN PENINSULA
September 10, 1998 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Disarming Iraq: The Status of Weapons Inspections
September 15, 1998, House Committee on International Relations

  • Martin S. Indyk, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
  • Scott Ritter Former Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM)

U.S. policy on Iraq
September 16, 1998 - House National Security Committee

United States Policy Toward North Korea
September 24, 1998 - HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

DOE National Security Programs
OCTOBER 1, 1998 - SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

Ballistic missile defense programs, policies, and related issues
October 2, 1998 - SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • John J. Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Joseph W. Ralston Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff




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