Tune in at 10:15am ET today as I'll be testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on The Future of Arms Control Post-Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. @SenateForeign https://t.co/MPBGwoSpQX
— U/S of State Andrea Thompson (@UnderSecT) May 15, 2019
Fire from Bob Menendez when he asks Undersecretary of State for Arms Control Andrea Thompson about Russian nuclear plans without New START.
Thompson: "It's a good question for Russia, senator."
Menendez: "I’m not asking Russia about our national defense. I'm asking you." pic.twitter.com/v3i0VXMhIr
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 15, 2019
.@timkaine asks AGAIN for dates/companies for Part 810 authorizations for nuclear transfers to Saudi Arabia (State must approve DOE agreements) but Andrea Thompson cannot/doesn't provide the info. Risch promises to raise the issue in his next phone call w/ #Pompeo
— Harry Cramer (@HarrisonCramer) May 15, 2019
It's worth noting that although Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Andrea Thompson spent 28 years in the Army—retiring as a colonel—she began her current job in June 2018 with absolutely no expertise in arms control, nuclear or otherwise.
— Stephen Schwartz (@AtomicAnalyst) May 15, 2019