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START/Nuclear Reductions Briefing Book

START/Nuclear Reductions Briefing Book, December 2009, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

  • The landmark 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) provided a legally binding basis for substantial, verified reductions in the U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear arsenals. START codified the end of the Cold War nuclear competition, reduced real and immediate dangers associated with the retention of excess nuclear weapons, and provided both sides with legal rights to verify the other’s compliance built to endure future political disputes…START expired on Dec. 5, 2009…The United States and Russia are negotiating a new treaty to succeed the landmark 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (known as START), which expired on December 5…START signaled the end of the Cold War by reducing the numbers of nuclear weapons the United States and Russia possessed, and providing for important monitoring and verification stipulations to ensure that each side complied with the treaty.”
  • White House, Key Facts about the New START Treaty – March 26, 2010 and Remarks by the President on the Announcement of New START Treaty
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