North Korea has continued to test new missile systems and develop other new weapons as the United States aims to press sanctions.
Special briefing with Admiral (ret.) Michael Mullen, Rose Gottemoeller, and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Frank Klotz
The New START agreement is now the only treaty capping the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals—and it is in jeopardy. The U.S. and Russian presidents can extend it—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for up to five years if they choose. The actions of Congress can help protect and extend it.
The Trump administration’s excessive strategy to replace nearly the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at roughly the same time is a ticking budget time bomb, even at historically high levels of national defense spending.
A North Korean leadership shake-up may indicate a harder line on nuclear talks with the United States.
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.