October 30, 2014
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A Russian Federation
inspection team has conducted an on-site inspection at Vandenberg
Air Force Base to verify compliance with the Strategic Arms
A statement from the Air Force's 30th Space Wing said the team
arrived Tuesday evening and departed Thursday morning.
The base on California's central coast is used for tests of
intercontinental ballistic missiles and space launches.
Reciprocal inspections are part of the START I accord signed in
1991 and put into force in 1994.
The U.S. sends similar teams to inspect strategic weapons
facilities of the former Soviet Union.