A long-range ground-based missile silo at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel).
Don’t Play Games with New START
October 13, 2014,
Steven Pifer argues that suspending New START treaty nuclear reductions would be a poor way to penalize Russia for its actions in Ukraine. He asserts that doing so, as suggested by Stephen Rademaker, would be disadvantageous for the United States because it would cause the treaty to unravel and allow Russia a head-start in augmenting its nuclear arsenal.