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Should the U.S. and Russia De-Alert Their Nuclear Arsenals?

In the past year, the Russians have been pressing Washington to move toward de-alerting the US and Russian nuclear forces. De-alerting means any steps that will lengthen the time it takes to launch a nuclear missile. The effort has been led by General Vladimir Dvorkin, a top advisor to the Russian Defense Minister. Here are comments on de-alerting by General Dvorkin; U.S. policy experts Bruce Blair, Ashton Carter and Matthew Bunn; former CIA Director Stansfield Turner; and U.S. Generals (Ret.) William Odom and Eugene Habiger.

How secure is the Russian arsenal?

Selections from interviews with U.S. Generals (Ret.) William Odom and General Eugene Habiger; policy experts Ashton Carter and Matthew Bunn; and Senator Richard Lugar.

Can Russian and U.S. Military Commanders Trust Each Other?

Soon after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, U.S. military officers reached out to Russian nuclear commanders to establish a cooperative relationship which included setting up exchange programs to view each other's nuclear sites. Here are comments on this effort from: U.S. Generals (Ret.) Eugene Habiger and William Odom; former CIA Director Stansfield Turner; Senator Richard Lugar; and policy expert Matthew Bunn.

Assessing Arms Control Agreements

Comments on where the U.S. and Russia stand on negotiating down their arsenals of nuclear weapons: Russian General Vladimir Dvorkin; former CIA Director Stansfield Turner; General (Ret.) Eugene Habiger; and policy experts Matthew Bunn and Ashton Carter.

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