Monday, April 12, 2010

Nuclear Security Summit Begins Today

Today begins the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. Almost 50 representatives from countries and international organization are meeting to discuss "a comprehensive nuclear security agenda to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials around the world within four years" (from The White House Blog, April 12, 2010). You can find an international perspective on the summit at the UN News Centre.

This summit begins less than one week after President Obama signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (access PDFs of the treaty and the protocol here). This treaty was signed shortly after the U.S. Department of Defense released the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review Report, which "provides a roadmap for implementing President Obama's agenda for reducing nuclear risks to the United States, our allies and partners, and the international community."

To find additional government resources about nuclear weapons, take a look at our guide to military information.

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