Read the full op-ed in The Hill.
Since the end of the Cold War, verifiable nuclear arms reductions have been a bipartisan priority. Both Democratic and Republican administrations worked to reduce the number of Russian nuclear weapons that could be pointed at the United States and vice versa.
Unfortunately, this bipartisan consensus has been dangerously unsettled during a phone call between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin.
According to media reports, President Donald Trump denounced the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in his first formal conversation with the Russian president late last month, reportedly calling the arms control agreement a bad deal for the United States.