Nuclear experts are freaked out by Trump's ignorance of this key treaty
Original story at Mother Jones• 63 mentions • 6 months ago
Mother Jones 6 months ago
President Donald Trump's apparent ignorance and skepticism of a key nuclear arms reduction treaty between the US and Russia have nuclear arms experts concerned about the country's vulnerability on one of its most important national security issues. According to a report Thursday from Reuters, when Russian President Vladimir Putin brought up the 2010 New START treaty on a recent call with Trump, the American president had to ask his aides what the treaty was. He then expressed doubts to Putin about extending the treaty, according to the report, and called it a bad deal. "The Reuters report...suggests that he's extremely ...