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Proliferation Flashback: Sen. Bobby Byrd Speech–June 27, 2003

Posted by K.E. White on June 28, 2010

Sen. Robert Byrd, age 92, passed early this morning.  The West Virginia Gazette offers an excellent memorial.

Byrd, America’s longest serving Senator, influenced all aspects of American policy-making.  But, in particular, Byrd played an significant role in arms control.  A vocal critic to the Bush administration’s proliferation policies regarding Russia and India, and a key consensus-maker on Obama’s New START treaty, Congress has lost a key supporter of ‘traditional’ arms control approaches.

Below is a small representation of Bryd’s immense Senate career relating nuclear proliferation–specifically, the 2003 Moscow Treaty:

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