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Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

It's been a year since the United States ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, and it's time to reflect on its benefits. By allowing us to restart inspections, verifications and the dismantling of nuclear assets, New START has established transparency, predictability and stability that serves the security of the whole world.

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Landmark nuclear treaty passes Russia's lower houseupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 12:33:00

Russia's lower house of parliament ratified Tuesday a landmark nuclear disarmament treaty with the United States, the first such weapons pact in the post-Cold War era.

START gets initial approval in Russiaupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 14:09:00

The lower house of the Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Friday to START, a nuclear arms reduction treaty between Russia and the United States.

Nuke Treaty vote 'Victory for America'updated: Fri Dec 24 2010 14:09:00

Senators John Kerry and Richard Lugar react to the ratification of the nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.

Russian president lauds U.S. passage of nuclear arms treatyupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 06:20:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday congratulated President Barack Obama on the Senate's approval of a new nuclear arms control treaty between the countries, the White House said.

Senate votes down McCain amendment to the START treatyupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 19:00:00

Senate Democrats defeated a Republican amendment Saturday that would have taken out language that recognizes a relationship between offensive and defensive weapons from the preamble of the New START treaty, the proposed nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

Obama: New START treaty needs approvalupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 17:22:00

In November, President Obama said ratifying the New START, a pivotal treaty with Russia, must happen this year.

White House press secretary predicts START ratification this yearupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 08:23:00

The Senate will ratify a new arms control treaty with Russia this year, staying in session however long it takes to get it done, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted on Friday.

Powell endorses Russian arms control treatyupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 04:50:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday joined a growing list of former GOP diplomatic and national security heavyweights endorsing the new Russian arms control treaty negotiated by the Obama administration.

What's behind Obama's START treaty push?updated: Sun Nov 28 2010 16:35:00

CNN's Candy Crowley asks Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen why Pres. Obama is pushing to have the START treaty ratified.

Senators show that politics, not policy, is holding up START treatyupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 16:35:00

The Republican senator who opposes ratification this year of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia made clear Sunday that politics, not policy, is the main issue.

Don't play politics with new START treatyupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 11:11:00

Led by Jon Kyl of Arizona, a group of nuclear dinosaurs in the U.S. Senate is trying to block a clear path to a safer, healthier world. That path is the New START, or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which significantly reduces America and Russia's nuclear weapons stockpiles and provides a sound protocol for verifying compliance.

Obama, Medvedev meet on sidelines of NATO summitupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 04:39:00

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met privately on the sidelines of a NATO summit Saturday, a national security advisor said.

Kyl: Don't consider START treaty in lame-duck sessionupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 20:24:00

A key Republican senator cast doubt Tuesday on the Obama administration's chances of passing the nuclear treaty with Russia during the lame-duck session of Congress.

Source: $4 billion more offered in effort to ratify START treatyupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 14:55:00

In a bid to ratify the new nuclear missile agreement with Russia during the lame-duck session of Congress, the Obama administration is offering to spend $4 billion more over five years for nuclear weapons modernization.

Obama feels 'reasonably good' on prospects for Russian nuclear treatyupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 16:31:00

President Barack Obama on Sunday reiterated his commitment to getting the U.S. Senate to approve the New START treaty with Russia by year's end, saying he felt "reasonably good about our prospects" for the goal.

Is a full stop likely for New START?updated: Sat Nov 13 2010 22:32:00

With the Senate set to begin its lame-duck session Monday, the Obama administration is telling members it's time for them to vote on the New START nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.

Key Senate committee passes nuclear arms treatyupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:53:00

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the new nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States Thursday.

Doomsday clock pushed back 1 minuteupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 02:55:00

The world has inched further away from doom and nuclear disaster, said a group of respected scientists that includes 19 Nobel Laureates.

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