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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2010 :: 7:39:05 to 7:40:35
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Benjamin L. Cardin

7:39:02 to 7:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: do it rather than after the treaty is ratified when it's too late. a senator: madam president, i colleague from arizona is raising in regards to mobile launchers. mr. cardin: particularly as it relates to rail mobile launchers. i'm reading the same language

Benjamin L. Cardin

7:39:05 to 7:40:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Benjamin L. Cardin

Benjamin L. Cardin

7:39:23 to 7:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: that the gentleman has quoted on the floor. it says very clearly that it is subject to the 700 limit. i think with the, what my colleague is referring to is the fact that russia today does not have rail mobile launchers. there are there are other protocols in the treaty in regards to inspection, et cetera, that are not provided

Benjamin L. Cardin

7:39:44 to 7:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: for in this treaty because it's not relevant since russia today does not have rail mobile launchers. if they were to develop rail mobile launchers, they would be subject to the 700 limitation of launchers. if it was being deployed, and that the consultation process will work out the procedures for adequate inspection.

Benjamin L. Cardin

7:40:07 to 7:40:27( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: so i think it's already covered under the treaty. it's also covered on the language of the treaty that senator kerry mentioned. it's clear to me that it's covered. but in the report language i think it's stating the obvious. one last point, and that is this is not -- again, you don't dispute the fact that if we were to adopt this amendment, it

Benjamin L. Cardin

7:40:28 to 7:40:36( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: would be the effect of denying the ratification of the treaty until it was modified in russia, which is the same as saying

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