In February 2011 the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty entered into force. The Treaty was ratified by the U.S. Senate in December 2010 based on the widespread bipartisan consensus that the treaty was in the U.S.’ national security interests.
Since entry into force, New START has enhanced U.S. security in a number of ways, from improving transparency to allowing the U.S. and Russia to eliminate irrelevant nuclear capabilities while maintaining strategic stability. As the U.S. continues to update its security strategy to reflect the new role of the nuclear deterrent in the 21st century, understanding the benefits of New START is key.
This update of our June 2012 fact sheet lays out the security benefits of New START, showing that the treaty is in our national security interests today, just as it was in 2010.
American Security Enhanced:
The Benefits of the New START Treaty by The American Security Project