Some media outlets reported last week that President Donald Trump called the Obama administration’s New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, or New START, a “bad deal.”
Well, Trump is right: New START is advantageous to the Russians and does not advance U.S. national security interests.
Because of the way the treaty limits were negotiated, the United States had to make the majority of arms reductions, while Russia increased its number of nuclear weapons since the treaty entered into force in 2011.
In one category, Russia currently has 1,796 deployed warheads while the United States is down to 1,368. When New START entered …read more
Source: The Daily Signal