Accession Number : ADA258213


Title :   The Senate and INF Ratification,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Jones, David T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258213.pdf


Report Date : 16 Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty represented one of the first major accomplishments of the post-cold war era. In contrast to all arms control agreements which preceded it, INF resulted in the elimination of a whole category of weapons systems. The author describes and analyzes many issues which impinged on the Senate ratification process and stimulated intense political debate. In addition to national and international security questions, these issues involved constitutional, political, jurisdictional, and bureaucratic factors. The author concludes with lessons and recommendations for more expeditious ratification for future agreements.


Descriptors :   *ARMS CONTROL , *AGREEMENTS , *TREATIES , CONTROL , CONTRAST , SENATE , ELIMINATION , INTERNATIONAL , SECURITY , COLD WAR


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE