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Time to Reduce US Nuclear Stockpile? - Ellen Tauscher

Complete video at: Representative Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) analyzes the debate about "going to zero on nuclear weapons" in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. She believes President Obama is committed to protecting Americans by "responsibly" reducing its weapons stockpile. ----- Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher has said, "This is a dark day for global efforts to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction." In 2010, the world will review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. As South Asia, Iran and North Korea further pursue nuclear development, how will a nation's capability be tied to responsibility? Tauscher, as the chair of the Armed Services Strategic Forces subcommittee, has strengthened and expanded nonproliferation programs. She created the White House Office of the Coordinator on Nuclear Nonproliferation and a commission to study our nation's strategic nuclear posture. In an increasingly nuclear-capable world, Tauscher explains what is next for the United States. - Commonwealth Club of California Representative Ellen Tauscher is the Congresswoman for the 10th District of California. Ellen O'Kane Tauscher is an American politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 10th congressional district since 1997. The district includes a number of areas in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as some areas near Sacramento. On March 18, 2009, Tauscher announced that she had accepted the position of Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
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