Argument: New START Treaty has loopholes for Russian nuclear weapons

Issue Report: New START Treaty


Mitt Romney. “Stop START.” December 3, 2010: “Does the treaty provide gaping loopholes that Russia could use to escape nuclear weapon limits entirely? Yes. For example, multiple warhead missile bombers are counted under the treaty as only one warhead. While we currently have more bombers than the Russians, they have embarked on new programs for long-range bombers and for air-launched nuclear cruise missiles. Thus, it is no surprise that Russia is happy to undercount missiles on bombers.”