Bipartisan Security Group Welcomes Senate Ratification of START

5 January 2011

December 22, 2010

Today’s Senate ratification of the new START arms reduction treaty with Russia is a major step towards strengthening national and global security, according to the Bipartisan Security Group (BSG) *, a not-for-profit group of Republican and Democratic experts with experience in diplomacy, law, intelligence and military affairs.

The strong bipartisan support for the treaty, which reduces both countries’ deployed strategic nuclear warheads to 1,550, maintains the tradition of bipartisanship on issues relating to arms control. In an era marked by increasing polarization, BSG welcomes the overwhelming support for START from both parties.

To read the complete article, go to the Global Security Institute

Jonathan Granoff, a founding member of Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, is a member of the Bipartisan Security Group and President of the Global Security Institute.