From arms control to Afghanistan, analysts say the deals brokered by Obama and Medvedev could profoundly reshape global security.
The former defense secretary went on to head the World Bank but could never escape his association with Vietnam.
Obama and Russian President Medvedev on Monday outlined reductions in strategic warheads and launch vehicles.
Groups opposed to the decision have until Thursday to appeal it.
The economy faces a climb to get back to full employment, but the worst job losses may now be in the rearview mirror. One indicator to watch for: a bump in average hours worked.
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