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New arms treaty will not 
hurt our nuclear deterrence

Atlanta Journal-Constitution • By Theodore R. Weber • July 13th, 2010

The presidents of the United States and of Russia have signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, which authorizes significant reductions of the nuclear weapons and delivery systems of both countries.

The New START treaty deserves to be ratified

Los Angeles Times • By Jacob Heilbrunn • July 12th, 2010

President Obama signed a nuclear arms control agreement — the New START treaty — with Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Prague in April to much fanfare. Senate hearings on the treaty are taking place.

Lugar Attacks Romney on Nuclear Treaty

The New York Times • By Peter Backer • July 8th, 2010

Senator Richard G. Lugar, one of the Republican Party’s senior voices on foreign affairs, fired back Thursday at Mitt Romney over his opposition to the new nuclear treaty with Russia, accusing Mr. Romney of “hyperbolic” rhetoric that is divorced from the reality of arms control.

New START is no mistake

Washington Post • By Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott • July 7th, 2010

Mitt Romney’s criticism of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) ["Obama's worst foreign mistake," op-ed, July 6] raises several concerns about the agreement and its impact.

How New-START will improve our nation's security

Washington Post • By John F. Kerry • July 7th, 2010

Even in these polarized times, anyone seeking the presidency should know that the security of the United States is too important to be treated as fodder for political posturing.

U.S. Senate must ratify New START

Atlanta Journal-Constitution • By Lawrence Korb • June 24th, 2010

When I worked as assistant secretary of defense for Ronald Reagan, the president demonstrated two particularly important characteristics.

Senate Republicans to Back Nuclear Arms Treaty

US News & World Report • By Paul Bedard and Alex Kingsbury • June 23rd, 2010

The Nobel Prize committee may have been easily swayed by President Obama’s quest for a world free of nuclear weapons, but getting the Senate to actually cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal looks to be a far tougher sell. Still, word on the Hill is that the New START treaty got a surprise boost last week.

Russia submits U.S. nuclear arms deal to parliament

Reuters • May 28th, 2010


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said he had submitted a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States to the lower house of parliament for ratification.

An Arsenal We Can All Live With

The New York Times • By Gary Schaub Jr. and James Forsyth Jr. • May 21st, 2010


The Pentagon has now told the public, for the first time, precisely how many nuclear weapons the United States has in its arsenal: 5,113. That is exactly 4,802 more than we need.

Clinton, Gates urge swift ratification of nuclear treaty

Los Angeles Times • By Paul Richter • May 18th, 2010

The officials say the New START treaty doesn’t solve all nuclear issues between Moscow and Washington, but it would pay dividends by showing the United States’ commitment.

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