Thursday, December 23, 2010

History of the START Treaty

The U.S. and Soviet Union/Russia have been negotiating to reduce nuke weapons since the 1960s. The first START agreement reduced nukes from 11,000 - 12,000 (on both sides) to 6,000 weapons. Subsequent agreements brought the weapons down to 2,200. The new treaty signed by Obama reduced the nukes to 1,550.