Strategic Force Modernization Programs: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Strategic and Theater Nuclear Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session, October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; November 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 1981
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Strategic and Theater Nuclear Forces
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981 - 457 pages
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Page 149 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. It is my privilege to appear before you today to...
Page 153 - I have repeatedly received assurances from the Department of Defense, confirmed by the White House, that Seafarer would not be built In Michigan if I object Mr. Secretary, I object. I object on several grounds, Including those relating to the conditions I set Including my request of veto, at the time of the Navy's Initial consideration of a Michigan site : 1.
Page 103 - I have submitted a written statement for the record, and with your permission, I would like to briefly summarize it.
Page 153 - ... the Department of Defense and the Congress in such matters. You have my every assurance that a Department of Defense decision to add Michigan as a final candidate site along with those in Nevada and New Mexico would be made only with your concurrence. In short, I can confirm, as you requested in your December 12 letter, that I would not recommend a Michigan site to Congress if you object. The installation and operation of a project of this magnitude would not be possible without the support of...
Page 276 - Center supports a strong defense, but opposes excesses and waste in military spending, and programs that increase the danger of nuclear war. CDI believes that strong social, economic, and political structures contribute equally to national security and are essential to the strength of our country.
Page 69 - While we are reviewing our SALT policy, we will take no action that would undercut existing agreements so long as the Soviet Union exercises the same restraint.
Page 153 - You have my every assurance that a Department of Defense decision to add Michigan as a final candidate site along with those in Nevada and New Mexico would be made only with your concurrence. Shortly after President Carter took office, his Administration acknowledged and reaffirmed the commitment of the previous Administration giving Governor Milliken a "veto" authority with respect to Seafarer.
Page 153 - ... to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces", and "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers. ..." On the other hand, the Constitution provides that "the executive power shall be vested in a President," that he "shall be Commander-in-Chief of the army and navy of the United States...
Page 277 - I'm not one that believes it is either right objectively or sound policy to inflate our concerns about our own weakness. ... In a contemporary sense, the United States is very, very strong and very, very capable, especially in the strategic area. Our systems are both more sophisticated and reliable and more technologically sound.