“Certainly, I think the idea would be deeper cuts but I think a lot of that depends on what happens with the strategic stability talks that are being planned,” Jenkins told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“We certainly want to have a discussion in which we will bring in all of these weapons systems... so we can determine exactly where we need to have a conversation on deeper cuts,” she said.
In February, Russia and the US agreed to extend the New START treaty for five more years without any renegotiation of its terms. The treaty is now set to expire on 5 February 2026. It is currently the only arms control agreement between two countries that is still in force.