Print Friendly

The Nuclear Posture Review, New START, and the Russian Nuclear Buildup

Published By: RealClearDefense

By: Mark B. Schneider

Russia’s accelerated modernization rate is significant because it is exactly the opposite of what Russia should be doing if it intends to comply with the New START Treaty.  Russian New START data for March 1, 2017, eleven months before the deadline when the New START numerical limits come into legal effect, indicated that Russia had moved from below the New START deployed warhead limit of 1,550 at New START entry-into-force in 2011 to 215 warheads above it.  (At New START entry into force Russia had 1,537 deployed warheads.)  We are now only eight months away from the deadline.

Click here for full story