Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

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During the Senate debate on the new U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in 2010, many Senators raised questions about Russian nonstrategic nuclear weapons and noted their absence from the treaty limits. The United States and Russia have not included limits on these weapons in past arms control agreements. Nevertheless, Congress may press the Administration to seek solutions to the potential risks presented by these weapons in the future. This report looks at issues for Congress to consider regarding US weapons policy in light of the START agreement.

Creator(s): Woolf, Amy F.
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Creation Date: February 14, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Woolf, Amy F.

Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 14, 2012
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Russia
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United States
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During the Senate debate on the new U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in 2010, many Senators raised questions about Russian nonstrategic nuclear weapons and noted their absence from the treaty limits. The United States and Russia have not included limits on these weapons in past arms control agreements. Nevertheless, Congress may press the Administration to seek solutions to the potential risks presented by these weapons in the future. This report looks at issues for Congress to consider regarding US weapons policy in light of the START agreement.

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36 pages.

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