A modest reduction

The new nuclear arms-control pact with Russia is a follow-up to the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expired last year and will replace the more limited 2002 Moscow treaty. Although the limit on the number of strategic warheads deployed has been lowered about 30 percent, new counting rules could result in a smaller reduction.

The new nuclear arms-control pact with Russia is a follow-up to the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expired last year.

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