The new U.S.-Russian atomic weapons treaty, hailed by both sides as a historic step in arms control, focuses on relics of the past and not the suitcase bomb or other devices that inspire today’s nuclear nightmares.

US-Russian_TreatyThe new U.S.-Russian atomic weapons treaty, hailed by both sides as a historic step in arms control, focuses on relics of the past and not the suitcase bomb or other devices that inspire today’s nuclear nightmares.

The New START treaty, which replaces the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty of 1991, doesn’t deal more than indirectly with another of today’s big risks: the spread of nuclear know-how to hostile states like Iran, North Korea and perhaps others that might feel compelled to go nuclear, if only in self-defense.

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Source: The Washington Post
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