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Obama in Berlin: We Only Need 1K Nuclear Warheads

In Berlin speech, says he wants to see US, Russian arsenals cut by a third

(Newser) - Five years after he addressed a huge crowd in Berlin as a presidential candidate—and 50 years after John F. Kennedy proclaimed "Ich bin ein Berliner"—President Obama gave an address at the iconic Brandenburg Gate today, calling for a major reduction in nuclear warheads. "We may... More »

Senate Ratifies Nuclear Arms Treaty

Obama gets his top foreign policy goal with 71-26 vote

(Newser) - The Senate today ratified the much-debated nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, giving President Obama a major foreign policy win in the closing hours of the postelection Congress. Thirteen Republicans broke with their top two leaders and joined 56 Democrats and two independent in providing the necessary two-thirds vote to... More »

What the START Treaty Actually Does

Us-Russian treaty expected to pass today

(Newser) - START, the US’ new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, is expected to pass today, after a good bit of political wrangling . So just what does this new treaty mean? The AP breaks it down:
  • Limits on nuclear weapons: Each side will have to reduce their ready-to-launch nuclear arsenals to a
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Psst, Obama, Russia Is No Longer an Enemy

Krauthammer: The START treaty is a useless diversion

(Newser) - President Obama's big priority of the moment is the New START treaty with Russia, to which Charles Krauthammer says, "Good grief." You'd think the president would have more important things to worry about than this irrelevant deal, he writes at the Washington Post . "A nuclear exchange between... More »

China, US to Work Together on Iran Sanctions

Countries 'share the same overall goal,' China says

(Newser) - President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has yielded quick results: China agreed to work with the US on possible sanctions against Iran, and Ukraine announced it would rid itself of weapons-grade enriched uranium. Both moves are putting some wind in Obama's sails as he presses global leaders to join him in... More »

Obama Smackdown: 'Sarah Palin's No Expert'

Who's getting punched in the face now?

(Newser) - Sarah Palin might think Barack Obama's asking for a "punch in the face," but she's the one who was smacked down by the president in an interview yesterday. "Last time I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear weapons," said Obama in a... More »

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