Thursday in Prague, President Obama signed a new arms reduction treaty with Russia that would help reduce the amount of nuclear weapons in the world. Back in the U.S., Senator Jim DeMint said he is concerned.
“He’s rushing into this. We have not even seen the text of this treaty. America has not modernized its nuclear arsenal, while the Soviet Union has. It’s one thing to have the same number of missiles, but it’s not good if ours don’t work as well and we don’t continue to be the deterrent. Most of the world behaves well when America is strong. When they sense that we are not strong, you’re gonna see North Korea misbehaving, you’re gonna see Russia misbehaving. They’re testing our strength, and we’re not responding like we should,” says DeMint.
The treaty, the first of its kind in two decades, would limit the number of warheads to 1,550 per country in a seven year period. The two countries, Russia and the United States, own 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons.