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START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases

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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases


www.washingtonpost.com

For the first time in 15 years, U.S. officials have lost their ability to inspect Russian long-range nuclear bases, where they had become accustomed to peering into missile silos, counting warheads and whipping out tape measures to size up rockets.

The inspections had occurred every few weeks under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. But when START expired in December, the checks stopped.

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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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Interesting this is the first I am hearing about this lapse in nuclear inspections on both the US and RUS parts.

This was clearly a great leap forward in post Cold-War relations btwn the two nations and seeing as a new agreement was put into place in April, the lapse will subside rather soon.

However, it does seem that the new agreement will seriously diminish the amount of information sharing that was common in the last START pact.

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