Key Issues Nuclear Weapons History Presidential Policies George H.W. Bush

President George Herbert Walker Bush

  Life: June 12, 1924
  In office: January 20, 1989 to January 20,1993
  Party: Republican
 
 

 


Nuclear Policy

On War

Reliance on NATO

On Deterrence

Strategic Triad- ICBMs, SLBMs, and ALCMs
  Second Strike Capability.

Renewed Reagan’s SDI project

On Disarmament

Post-Cold War Disarmament

Nunn-Lugar Framework
   - The Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991
   - Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993

START I/II
Treaties signed/ratified; Legislation passed

1990 Threshold Test Ban Treaty,
1990 Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty (PNET)
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1992 Lisbon protocol

See Nuclear Events.