A Standard Missile-3 Block 1A interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the Pacific Ocean (REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout).
U.S. Military Advantages and the Future of Nuclear Arms Control
December 20, 2013,
Steve Pifer writes that for the United States and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals below the New START limit of 1550, they must first address disagreement over missile defense and global strike capabilities. They must work with NATO and P5+1 nations to encourage multilateralism and development of codes of conduct for the control of conventional and WMD capabilities, Pifer argues, as well as future zones of potential conflict, such as space.