In March, President Obama announced a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, meant to lower nuclear stockpiles and keep such weapons from rogue regimes and terrorists. It requires 67 Senate votes for ratification, but critics call it a sellout.
Edited by Robert Schlesinger
Democratic senator from Massachusetts and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee
Ratifying the New START treaty is a common-sense step that will make America safer. Since the Reagan administration, the Senate has approved every U.S.-Russian strategic arms control agreement with broad bipartisan support. In negotiating and signing this treaty, President Obama has followed a tradition pursued by every...
Republican senator from South Carolina and member of the Foreign Relations Committee
The concessions President Obama made to Russia to get the New START signed are precisely why the Senate should not ratify it. New START is another Obama giveaway at the expense of U.S. citizens. The treaty mandates strategic nuclear weapons parity with the progeny of an old Cold War foe, yet allows the Russians...
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