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Senate Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 5:58:40 to 6:02:45
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John Kerry

5:58:37 to 5:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Kerry: part of a broader-based account to this threat, the substantial contribution to the protection

John McCain

5:58:40 to 6:02:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John McCain

John McCain

5:58:42 to 5:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: of allies from long-range ballistic missiles to be provided by the planned deploy united states missile defense assets. uncertainty about the future of missile defense in europe, some stemming from perceptions, whether warranted or russia will have a say or veto

John McCain

5:59:03 to 5:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: power over the disposition of our missile defense architecture concerns both here in the senate and among some of our closest european allies. i urge the administration to provide some clarity on how it plans to honor the commitments the united states has made to poland

John McCain

5:59:25 to 5:59:48( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the last administration, recognizing the importance and need for a european component to our missile defense system, reached out to the governments of poland ant czech republic -- and the czech republic and asked that they make what many at the time perceived as an unpopular agreement. despite unwarranted threats from russia, both governments

John McCain

5:59:49 to 6:00:09( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: recognize the importance of such a capability would provide to their citizens and europe as a whole and agreed to allow the united states to place ground-based interceptors in poland and a midcourse radar site in the czech republic. give the perception, one that has been strengthened by the testimony of administration officials before the armed services committee that the

John McCain

6:00:10 to 6:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: united states is preparing to back away from its commitment to our polish important moment. it was only a year ago after all that the united states and the czech republic affirmed that within the context of and consistent with both the north

John McCain

6:00:31 to 6:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: atlantic treaty and the czech republic, the united states is committed to the security of czech republic and the czech republic and the united states will work together to counter merging military or nonmilitary threats or to minimize the effects of such threats.

John McCain

6:00:52 to 6:01:13( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: similarly, on august 20, 2008, the united states signed an agreement with poland stating that -- quote -- "the united states is committed to the security of poland and of any u.s. facilities located on the territory of the republic of poland." the united states and poland intend to expand air and missile defense cooperation. in this regard, we have

John McCain

6:01:14 to 6:01:35( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: on an important new area of such cooperation involving the deployment of u.s. army patriot air and missile defense battery in poland. our polish friends are clearly uneasecy and have been quite vocal. during a forum in brussels earlier, polish prime minister

John McCain

6:01:36 to 6:01:56( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: said, "i hope we don't regret a trust in the united states." i urge the administration and my colleagues in the senate to join me in reiterating our commitment to the security and fedom of these nations as well as deterring and defending them against any threats to their security. with respect to russia and the

John McCain

6:01:57 to 6:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: ongoing start negotiations, i urge the president to to reject any russian attempt to link reductions in offensive strategic nuclear weapons with defensive capabilities such as missile defense. russia, too, must recognize that the current iranian path is unsettling to the global

John McCain

6:02:18 to 6:02:39( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: interests of all peace-seeking nations. missile defense in europe is not and should not be viewed in moscow as some new form of post-cold war aggression. it is, rather, a reasonable and prudent response to the very real threats the iranian regime continues to states, europe, and the world. again, i want to thank my good

John McCain

6:02:40 to 6:02:45( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: friend from connecticut for offering this amendment, urge my colleagues to support

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