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January 16, 2021, by Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace urged an extension of the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement between the United States and Russia. Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, said in a Jan. 15 statement that extending the bilateral treaty known as New START “is essential to maintaining limits on the most dangerous nuclear weapons and is an existing mean for needed progress toward nuclear disarmament.” Set to expire Feb. 5, the 10-year-old New START caps the number of deployed strategic nuclear warheads and bombs by each country at 1,550. “I renew our call to extend the New START treaty, for a full five years, and urge President-elect (Joe) Biden…


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