Tag Archives: U.S. nuclear policy

New nuclear treaty faces opposition in U.S. Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent nuclear reductions treaty with Russia is facing opposition from Republican Senators.  The New START treaty, which replaces a Cold War era counterpart treaty, must receive the assent of the U.S. Senate (and, in Russia, the Russian Duma) before it can be ratified and enter into force. But Republicans in the […]

Struggle continues over Nuclear Posture Review

The Obama administration continues to struggle to complete its review of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. The Nuclear Posture Review was originally scheduled for completion in December 2009, but disagreements within the administration between hardliners in the Pentagon and National Security Council and supporters of greater nuclear reductions, thought to include the President, have delayed completion […]