Weapons Decreased by a 'New START'

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Missiles are displayed at the war museum in Seoul. (AFP/Getty Images)

A final vote on the New START Agreement is expected this week, after 67 Senators — exactly the two-thirds majority necessary to ratify the treaty — voted yesterday to break a GOP filibuster of the bill. The treaty would significantly decrease the number of nuclear weapons held by the United States and Russia. We're looking at which specific classes of nuclear weapons would be decreased by START, and why we worry about these weapons instead of others.

Dr. Ivan Oelrich, former Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, helps us answer that.


Dr. Ivan Oelrich

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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