With the New START strategic nuclear arms reduction agreement now in force, as of Feb. 5, 2011, the Obama Administration intends to enter into negotiations with the Russian government within the next year to reduce both nations' inventory of tactical nuclear weapons. Here, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discuss New START after exchanging the treaty's instruments of ratification at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 5, 2011. Concluding New START lays the foundation for negotiations on additional US-Russia security matters, such as tactical nukes.
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