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U.S.-Russia Treaty Restricting Nuclear Weapons Extended For 5 Years

The Biden administration and Russia agreed to extend a nonproliferation treaty that restricts the two nations’ arsenals of some of the deadliest weapons known to humankind.

The New START treaty limits the number of long-range nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles that each country can maintain until 2026.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh, senior research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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