Thursday, November 7, 2019

New START & Open Skies Treaties On The Verge Of Collapsing

Sergei Kiselyov / Moskva News Agency

Zero Hedge: Nuclear Superpowers Unleashed: New START & Open Skies Pacts With Russia Fast Collapsing

It's not just the 'Open Skies' treaty with Russia that's on the chopping block, but more significantly the two Cold War rivals' last major arms control treaty, New START, which is the landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty signed by the two superpowers in 1991 and took effect in 1994. It is set to expire in February 2021.

That would be a mere weeks after the next presidential inauguration. As NPR alarmingly put it this week: "The world's two nuclear superpowers have never unleashed their atomic arsenals against one another, but two longstanding agreements that have helped keep the United States and Russia from doing so now appear to be on the verge of collapse."

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WNU Editor:  Russia is preparing for the demise of these two treaties .... Russia Has Retaliation Ready if U.S. Quits Open Skies Treaty (Moscow Times/Reuters).


Roger Smith said...

Not much faith in humanity, NPR. Quite the alarmist, I'd say.

Anonymous said...

Nobody outside China's top leadership and military know how many ICBM's China has deployed.
We got a pretty good idea with Russia and the USA via the past START treaties.
Since those treaties are binding for at least 10 years, it is logical to assume China will exploit fully the limitations on the USA to gain a decisive edge, if one exists.

START has to die given China's firm refusal to join.

Bob Huntley said...