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Spring 2010 The Ambassadors REVIEW 17 Key Facts about the New START Treaty The White House March 26, 2010 Treaty Structure he New START Treaty is organized in three tiers of increasing level of detail. The first tier is the Treaty text itself. The second tier consists of a Protocol to the Treaty, which contains additional rights and obligations associated with Treaty provisions. The basic rights and obligations are contained in these two documents. The third tier consists of Technical Annexes to the Protocol. All three tiers will be legally binding. The Protocol and Annexes will be integral parts of the Treaty and thus submitted to the US Senate for its advice and consent to ratification. Strategic Offensive Reductions Under the Treaty, the United States and Russia will be limited to significantly fewer strategic arms within seven years from the date the Treaty enters into force. Each Party has the flexibility to determine for itself the structure of its strategic forces within the aggregate limits of the Treaty. These limits are based on a rigorous analysis conducted by
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  • Spring '11
  • ErinMcClellan
  • Treaty, Nuclear weapon, Missile, Intercontinental ballistic missile, Ballistic missile, START Treaty

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