Commissioner Pifer Calls to Accelerate New START Implementation

Deep Cuts Commissioner Steven Pifer calls to accelerate the implementation of the New START agreement and proposes to meet the agreed deadline in 2014.

On October 1, the Department of State released the data exchanged between the United States and Russia in September under the terms of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The data shows that, while Russia has reduced its deployed strategic warheads and deployed missiles and bombers to levels below New START’s limits, U.S. strategic forces remain well above. The United States should accelerate treaty implementation, particularly of the limit on deployed strategic warheads. Read more ...