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Standoff Over INF Treaty Enters New Phase As U.S. Reveals Details Of Russian Missile

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9M723K-E missile. Combat launching of the Iskander-M in the Kapustin Yar proving ground

The United States’ top intelligence official has quietly revealed key new details about Russia’s alleged violations of a bedrock Cold War nuclear treaty, an unexpected move that comes as U.S. officials push to build new support from European allies.

Congress, meanwhile, is gearing up for a new fight over U.S. arms-control policy, even as President Donald Trump’s administration intends to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) and has signaled lukewarm support for another even bigger nuclear treaty.

Russia To Block Northern Sea Route To Foreign Warships

Taken together, the developments mark a new phase in the fight between Moscow and Washington over the fate of their two nuclear arsenals, and highlight fears that the two countries are sliding into a new arms race…

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