Threat of nuclear war ‘transcends party politics’
I probably disagree with Dr. Sewall on many things, but must agree with him that START, and US Nuclear proliferation policy must be unified once past our shores. Using START as a partisan football is truly heinous, and this is where Americans fully and rightfully expect all of their elected officials to act together.
While the economy remains the focus of the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, all the other challenges facing our nation and our lawmakers have not gone away. Among them is the issue of preventing nuclear war.
In September, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee supported ratification of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation by 14-4 vote. Ratification, however, will require a two-thirds vote of the full Senate. The treaty should come up for debate before the end of this year.