A Beginning, Not an End
Kimball, Daryl G., Arms Control Today
The May 24 signing of the new Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty by Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin is a welcome, though incomplete, step toward reducing U.S. and Russian nuclear dangers. In their zealous pursuit to maintain strategic nuclear flexibility well into the next decade, U.S. negotiators have spurned a historic opportunity to verifiably eliminate excess nuclear weaponry, leaving behind numerous dangers that demand further action.
The new agreement is short. It requires each side to reduce its number of deployed strategic warheads to no more than 2,200 by 2012. It places no restrictions on strategic missiles and bombers and allows each side to determine …
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Publication information: Article title: A Beginning, Not an End. Contributors: Kimball, Daryl G. - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 5 Publication date: June 2002. Page number: 2. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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