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New START Is a Needed Re-START

The Patriot was designed to defend against high performance air-breathing targets. (White Sands Missile Range Museum)

The New START agreement, signed by US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev, is not a major leap forward toward nuclear disarmament. Its goals are far more modest than needed, but they are still crucial. For the Senate to turn down ratification of the treaty would be a disaster for the country and the world, opening the door to new arms races and to new justifications for nuclear proliferation.

via New START Is a Needed Re-START | CommonDreams.org.

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