Accession Number:

ADA567531

Title:

Qualitative Considerations of Nuclear Forces at Lower Numbers and Implications for Future Arms Control Negotiations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INST FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES US AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Report Date:

2012-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms New START, sometimes abbreviated as NST entered into force on February 5, 2011. The treaty places numerical limits on U.S. and Russian deployed and non-deployed nuclear delivery systems and nuclear warheads, and requires both parties to meet these limits by 2018. After the United States and Russian Federation meet the central limits of New START, both parties will still possess formidable nuclear forces. The treaty permits each side to retain up to 700 deployed delivery systems and 1550 deployed warheads, as well as fielding considerable numbers of delivery systems and warheads that remain outside the treaty.1

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE