Tauscher helps broker Russia-U.S. arms deal



Former East Bay Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, now serving as the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the Obama Adminstration, played a key role in the negotiation of a nuclear arms pact that would reduce U.S. and Russian arsenals by one-third, according to the Washington Post.

The Senate confirmed Tauscher to the post in June, and former California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi was elected as her replacement in the 10th District in a special election in September.

Read full Washington Pot article here.

The Post wrote, in part:

“Work must still be finished on the technical annexes to the treaty that lay out details of inspection and verification regimes, Ellen Tauscher, the U.S. under secretary of state for arms control, told reporters at the State Department.

She said officials hoped to finish those annexes by the end of April and then submit the full package to the Senate, where a vote of two-thirds is required for ratification.

“Our goal is to submit the treaty in the late spring and to seek ratification by the end of the year,” Tauscher said.

Tauscher insisted the new treaty placed no limits on U.S. missile defense systems, despite Russian suggestions last week that either side had the right to pull out of the offensive nuclear arms agreement if the other beefs up missile defenses.”

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    Unfortunately the Russian arsenal is just a small part of the problem. Nuclear arsenals exist in Israel, Pakistan, India, and China, with Iran and North Korea unknown wannabes. Most of our foreign Crude Oil supply
    comes from nations with unfriendly status. Ask Ellen how and why we went into Iraq! How many friends have we made? How many civilian casualties? How much monetary cost to the USA? Is the Military-Industrial Complex causing the rift between Wall Street and Main Street?

  • Elwood

    Ralph, can you please share with us who invited you to be a “columnist” and why?

    The mind boggles.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    To Elwood: Let’s not antagonize Ralph. In the event Ron Paul becomes president, Ralph is on the short list for ambassador to the California Republic.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Formerly Invited Columnist

    Elwood, Homeland Security has sworn me to secrecy about who invited me to be a columnist. As I’ve been disinvited, it matters not what I could do for the California Republic. Besides, as a Conservative Democrat, I support Seccession of Northern California from Southern California, to solve the water crisis and effect Constitutional Reform,

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Formerly Invited Columnist

    Scratch Homeland Security, and replace it with Times Security.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Formerly Invited Columnist

    Extremism in Defense of Liberty is no Vice, Moderation for Censorship is no Virtue.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Formerly Invited Columnist

    Note my new title, RR & Elwood!