New START expires on Feb. 5, 2021, but can be extended by up to five years. Here are responses to the common criticisms about an extension of the treaty.
Former officials from the U.S. government outline the case for extending New START and address frequently asked questions about the treaty and the future of arms control.
Russia appears ready to extend the treaty, but Trump administration officials continue to talk about
*Updated: March 16, 2020
Four decades ago, the U.S. Defense Department detected an imminent nuclear attack against the United States through the early-warning system of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
Since 2017, the Trump administration has sought to expand the role and capability of the U.S. nuclear arsenal while withdrawing the United States from key agreements designed to reduce nuclear dangers.
The 2002 U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty began today’s fraying of arms control.