One of the supposed accomplishments of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was her negotiation of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) with Russia that was signed in 2011. She personally touts this on the campaign trail. So, does her running mate Tim Kaine. Husband Bill, proudly and verbally pats her on the back for this good work. Her campaign started running ads in early September that said “Hillary oversaw hard-nosed negotiations with the Russians for a new START treaty to greatly reduce our countries’ nuclear stockpiles."
Well, here's the truth. Little noticed, on October 1, the State Department gave a report card on the New START treaty. While both the U.S. and Russia were to maintain nuclear weapon stockpiles at or below 1,550 by 2018, Russia now has 1,796. That's more than they had at the time the treaty was agreed to. At the same time, the U.S. has taken our stockpiles from 1,800 to 1,367.
So, being "hard-nosed" equates to us rolling over and weakening our strategic position, as Russia ignores the ink on the treaty without paying a single penalty for building up arms. And, don't forget, Hillary also worked on the Iran nuke deal. She'll really make a tough president, alright!
Clinton, Kaine go too far in touting a nuclear deal with Russia: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/10/04/clinton-kaine-go-too-far-in-touting-a-nuclear-deal-with-russia/
Jake Tapper Video: Clinton Ad Misleads on Russian Nuclear Agreement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_rFK8QKchc
The Russian Nuclear Weapons Buildup and the Future of the New START Treaty: http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/11/02/the_russian_nuclear_weapons_buildup_110294.html
Russia’s Nuclear Surge: Putin Adding Nukes While Obama Cuts: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/07/russia-s-nuclear-surge-putin-adding-nukes-while-obama-cuts.html