Bush stops deploying nuclear depth bombs and ship-to-air warheads.
Bush authorizes Aqueduct Nuclear Test
Bush reaffirms US Space Policy, prioritizing US security.
Bush and Gorbachev (USSR) sign new protocols to the 1974
Threshold Test Ban Treaty (ratifying it on 9/25/1990) and
Nuclear Explosions Treaty (PNET) provide for advance notification and onsite inspection of tests above 35 kilotons.
Bush authorizes the Sculpin Nuclear Test
Bush renews a SDI project, calling for 1000 missile-navigation
Using pens made from melted down SS-20 and Pershing II missiles, Bush and Gorbachev (USSR) sign
START II, cutting U.S. long-range nuclear warheads by 15% and the Sovietís by 25%.
Bush unilaterally cuts tactical nuclear weapons, ending the
MX and (short range attack missiles) SCRAM II programs as well
as taking B-1B and B-52 bombers off hair trigger alert status.
Senators Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Richard Lugar (D-IN) initiate the
Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991 that Bush and Gorbachev
(USSR) agree to, forming the basis for the Cooperative Threat
Reduction (CTR) program that aims to manage and/or destroy the
nuclear capacities of former Soviet states. As of 1996, the CTR
is managed by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy,
Department of Commerce, and Department of State. Congress is
expected to pay $1 billion to CTR between 2000 and 2010.
Lugar and Nunn
Bush announces in his State
of the Union Address t
he cancellation of the Midgetman Missile Program; no additional
production of W-88 warheads or MX2 test missiles; t ermination
of the B-2 bomber program; and termination of production of the
advanced cruise missile.
Bush postpones production of nuclear warheads for Trident
II and W-88.
Bush and Russian President Yeltsin agree to Lisbon
Bush and Yeltsin ( Russia ) agree on the Joint Understanding,
which forms the basis for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
Bush and Yeltsin
The US launches 45 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Iraq ’s
Zaafaraniyeh industrial complex, which is believed to be producing
uranium enrichment equipment.
The Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991 becomes the
Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993, placing more emphasis
on on removing warheads, destroying nuclear sites, and demilitarizing