New START agreement coming soon

The Washington Post featured a front page story (see below) on the The Strategic Arms Reduction Agreement (START) negotiations.  The treaty, which expired in December, has been renegotiated and will be signed in the coming weeks. The details of the treaty are unclear at this time, but ensure the reduction of Russian and U.S. nuclear weapons.

The United States and Russia have reached a deal on their most extensive nuclear arms-control agreement in nearly two decades, the Kremlin announced Wednesday. The pact appeared to represent President Obama’s first victory in his ambitious agenda to move toward a nuclear-free world.

The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) would replace a 1991 pact that expired in December. Experts called the new agreement the most significant arms-control accord since the 1993 signing of START II, which the Russians never ratified.

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