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Mar 27th, 2010

Summary: The U.S. and Russia have sealed the first major nuclear weapons treaty in nearly two decades, agreeing to slash the former Cold War rivals’ warhead arsenals by nearly one-third and talking optimistically of eventually ridding a fearful world of nuclear arms altogether. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on March 27, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that President Barack Obama, calling the situation in the region “increasingly perilous,” ordered 4,000 more military troops into Afghanistan, vowing to “disrupt, dismantle, and defeat” the terrorist al-Qaida network in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.