Efforts to renew START hit political snag

December 8, 2010

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Russian soldiers conduct marching drills at a base outside of Moscow.

The Obama administration has high hopes of passing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia during this lame duck session of Congress. In spite of overwhelming support from across the political spectrum, Republican leaders in the Senate show a reluctance to vote on the measure. Kevin Martin is executive director of Peace Action in Washington D.C., and he’s paying close attention to the political wrangling over the New START.