President Obama Announces New START Treaty

Did you know that the United States and Russia still possess over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons?

In the video below, President Obama announces the importance of the New START Treaty.  Obama explains the significance of the treaty by by summarizing four key aspects of its provisions. He states that:

1) The treaty will cut (by about a third) the number of nuclear weapons the U.S. and Russia will deploy

2) The treaty significantly reduces missiles and launchers

3) The treaty provides a strong and effective verification regime

4) The treaty maintains the flexibility that we need to protect and advance U.S. national security

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