Grade Obama's Nuclear Arms Policy

President Barack Obama, left, speaks at a news conference after signing the New START treaty with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev at the Prague Castle in Prague Thursday, April 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The United States and Russia passed a milestone Thursday when President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. Among other things, the nations committed to reducing their strategic nuclear warhead stockpile by one-third. They also plan to cut their inventory of missiles, submarines and bombers carrying them by more than half.

But there was also unfinished business. Despite new warnings of sanctions on Iran, the United States and Russia still have sharply different ideas about how to rein in Iran's nuclear enrichment program. In fact, only yesterday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taunted President Obama, saying the U.S. can't do a "damn thing" to stop Iran.

So, what do you think? Is the president's nuclear strategy on the right track, or should Mr. Obama be taking a harder line - both with Iran and the Russians?

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

Download
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App