Nuclear Weapons Quote of the day.
in a nutshell last year when he told a missile defense conference that the
big risk is no longer being targeted by ballistic missiles.
"Ballistic missiles are about as passe as e-mail," he said. "Nobody does
Found in the Washington Post. This comes from a guy who did 9/11. He knows what he is talking about.
His quote refers to people like him. The top-secret military arseholes that rule us all are on a completely different level. We, the people, still use email. The NSA reads our emails, and tells the big SWS*** how to better control us.
The new START Treaty is a bilateral nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia. It is a follow-up to the 1991 START I, which expired in December 2009, and to START II and the 2002 Treaty of Moscow (SORT), which was due to expire in December 2012. Prolonged talks were conducted by U.S. and Russian delegations in Geneva, led on the American side by U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary Rose Gottemoeller. The Russian delegation was headed by Anatoly Antonov, director of security and disarmament at the Russian Foreign Ministry. Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev then announced on 26 March 2010 that they had reached an agreement. The new treaty was signed on 8 April 2010 in Prague by Obama and Medvedev.
It will limit the number of operationally deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550, which is down nearly two-thirds from the original START treaty and is 30% lower than the deployed strategic warhead limit of the 2002 Moscow Treaty and it will limit to 800 the number of deployed and non-deployed inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers, submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) launchers, and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments. Also it will limit the number of ICBMs, SLBMs, and deployed heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments to 700.
These obligations must be met within seven years from the date the new treaty enters into force. The treaty will last ten years, with an option to renew it for up to five years upon agreement of both parties.
The number of operationally inactive stockpiled nuclear warheads will remain in the high thousands in both the Russian and United States inventories.
The number of nuclear missile launchers will be reduced by half. An new inspection and verification regime will be established, replacing the mechanism defined by the earlier treaty.
a Russian proposal to reduce stockpiles still further to 1,000-1,500 warheads was opposed by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.