Barack Obama’s nuclear reset: Mutual destruction is still assured but it’s a START

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The long negotiated follow-on agreement to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) has been completed and is being signed in Prague today. In addition, the US announced a significant shift in strategic thinking with the publication of its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) earlier in the week. And next week the President will host a 47-nation nuclear proliferation summit in Washington. These are heady days for arms control policy wonks.

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