Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe

The subcommittee heard testimony on the treaty on conventional arms in Europe, which would limit the amount of conventional weapons the… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the treaty on conventional arms in Europe, which would limit the amount of conventional weapons the U.S. and the Soviet Union may maintain in Europe. Testifying before the committee, Secretary of Defense Cheney and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Powell supported the CFE treaty mandating a scaledown of conventional arms in Europe. Secretary Cheney said the limitations would restore a military balance in Europe that was previously slanted against the NATO allies in terms of armaments in the European theater. General Powell said no realistic scenario existed in which the Soviet Union could pose a militarily significant threat in Europe under the CFE treaty without NATO detection of a violation of the terms of the treaty. The two defense leaders responded to questions on related issues from members of the committee, including the possibility for a peace dividend and methods of confirmation of compliance with the treaty. close

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Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe

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Program ID:
19257-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 16, 1991 | 10:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 21, 1991 | 2:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 16, 1991 | 10:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 1991 | 2:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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