start treaty

Obama admin reluctantly admits START treaty with Russia is a failure

The START treaty, negotiated by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was supposed to make “a safer world” for everyone.  The treaty was supposedly designed to reduce nuclear weapons proliferation in the world. 

There’s just one problem: while the treaty required the United States to diminish its nuclear arsenal, it actually allowed Russia to increase theirs.  

Under Secretary of Defense Christine Wormuth appeared before Congress to explain the START treaty’s failures.  As usual with Obama administration officials, answers had to be dragged out of her, but eventually she reluctantly admits that not only does Russia have the ability to increase their nuclear arsenal, Russia has also continued to violate previous arms agreements.

here’s the video:

The START treaty is a big  foreign policy black eye for Obama but even more so for Hillary Clinton, who faces the same sort of tough questioning should she decide to run for President. 

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I think Alisha could still be Lastonbell/Pendrago? Especially if they’re going to keep her being the one to start the peace treaty with Sergei after the battle against Tiamat.

Yeah. And on a second analysis of Alisha’s pic, the roofs are more clustered together, which is more reminiscent of Pendrago’s Districts than Lastonbell. And that square block to the left could have been or might have been a brick tower, but the figures/trees at the top of the building say otherwise. It’s  a really strange picture lol
Russian Parliament Ratifies New START Treaty with U.S.

MOSCOW — Russia’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark nuclear arms pact with the United States, virtually assuring passage of an agreement President Barack Obama has described as the most significant arms control deal in nearly two decades.

The State Duma voted 350-96 with one abstention to pass a bill to ratify the New START treaty, which was approved by the U.S. Senate late last year. The treaty will now go to the upper house for final approval.

The New START would limit each country to 1,550 strategic warheads, down from the current ceiling of 2,200 and also re-establish a system for monitoring that ended in December 2009 with the expiration of the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty signed by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush…