Concerns Regarding Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties 

PDF OF STATEMENT HERE                                                                Arms Control Association
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May 21, 2008

Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Chairman
Hon. Richard G. Lugar, Ranking Member
Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Dear Senators Biden and Lugar:

As the Committee holds a hearing today on the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with Australia and the United Kingdom, we urge you to consider the questions and concerns we have identified after reviewing the treaties, their implementing arrangements and other public documents.  Attached is a statement conveying these questions and concerns, along with several recommendations.  We ask that this statement be placed in the hearing record.


Daryl G. Kimball                                        Arthur Shulman
Executive Director,                                   General Counsel   
Arms Control Association                        Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

Dr. Ivan Oelrich
Vice President of Strategic Security
Federation of American Scientists