White House and Pentagon officials and defence budget observers expressed concern that current plans to modernize the Triad could not be implemented unless overall military spending is increased significantly and sustainably over the next 15-20 years, largely due to rising nuclear costs and overlapping spending on planned programs. modernization of conventional facilities. as well as increased staff and child care costs. Billingslea`s inaugural speech at the Heritage Foundation focused on China`s efforts to build its nuclear arsenal and the need for a trilateral arms control agreement. The following arsenal estimates are based on the amount of fissile material – highly enriched uranium and plutonium – produced by each state. Fission material is the key element in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. India and Israel are thought to use plutonium in their weapons, while Pakistan is considered highly enriched uranium. However, on 29 October, the Chairman of the Duma`s Committee on International Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev, requested the return of the document to the Committee hearings and found that the agreement did not limit US missile defence activities, as well as the fact that ballistic missiles equipped with non-nuclear warheads are not covered by the agreement. At the same time, the President of the Federation Council, Sergei Mironov, proposed not to rush the amendment or vote on the treaty and to monitor discussions in the US Senate.
Under New START, the United States has a strategic force of 400 DCI, 60 nuclear-weapon bombers and 240 SLBMs. On April 8, 2010, the United States and Russia signed New START, a legally binding and verifiable agreement that limits each side to 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads, which are used on 700 strategic launchers (ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers), and limits the launchers used and unused to 800. The warhead limit responsible for the contract is 30 percent below the SORT 2200 limit and the limit for delivery vehicles is 50 percent lower than the 1,600 permits in START I. The contract has a verification system that combines elements of START I with new elements adapted to New START. Treaty measures include field inspections and exhibitions, data exchange and notifications of strategic offensive weapons and facilities under the treaty, as well as provisions to facilitate the use of national technical means of contract monitoring.