July 22, 2007

New CRS report

There is a new Congressional Research Service report entitled, Conventional Warheads For Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues for Congress. This June 1, 2007, report meticulously catalogues U.S. treaties and agreements concerning arms control, and includes information on treaties from SALT I to the modern Bush administration.

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February 15, 2007

Russia MIght Leave the INF Treaty

A top Russian general said Thursday that Moscow may unilaterally opt out of a Soviet-era arms reduction treaty with the United States, Russian news agencies reported.

Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, the chief of the Russian military's General Staff, was quoted by ITAR-Tass and Interfax as saying that Russia could pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

He said the decision would depend on the United States' actions with its proposed missile defense system, parts of which Washington is seeking to deploy in Poland and the Czech Republic. [via ABC News]

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