Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ROA Briefed on New START Treaty

ROA President, RADM Paul Kayye, met with White House staff on Tuesday and was briefed about the new START Treaty and the upcoming Senate ratification vote that will likely be sometime this fall.

Only four associations were invited to the West Wing situation room, where VFW, the American Legion, and MOAA were briefed along with ROA. Seeking ROA’s support, a deputy national security adviser to the vice president summarized the treaty and provided background which lead to some of the treaty restrictions on nuclear weapon inventories. The White House anticipates that the treaty will be voted out of the Foreign Relations committee before the August recess, and that the Senate will vote on the treaty after Congress returns in September.

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