The Obama administration will tout "New START" as a significant step toward the president's vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Predictably, critics will counter that it requires minimum U.S. adjustments and essentially ratifies reductions Russians are already making for economic reasons. Cutting through the spin, four points about the agreement's significance stand out.
Allison, Graham. "How Significant a New START for the U.S. and Russia?" Washington Post, April 9, 2010.