Earlier this week, US Department of Defense (DoD) officials announced that the department will start building and testing two new types of missiles that used to be banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which collapsed last month when the US government announced that it will pull out of
This week, the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference took place in Washington DC. The general tone of the conference was depressing, with speakers indicating different ways in which the rules that stopped nuclear war in the past seem to be falling short. Close to the end of the Cold War,
About a month after the US government withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that banned land-based missiles with ranges of 300 to 3,400 miles, Russia has also officially abandoned the agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin had already announced that his country was going to copy the American move.
“The United States reversed its plan to ban cluster munitions last year and kept its dated stockpiles for one reason: North Korea, a top defense official said Friday. ‘That policy change was driven by the North Korean situation,’ Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. ‘When we were going through our
“The United States has indicated on October 20, that it will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, with President Donald Trump saying Saturday that Russia has been ‘violating it for many years,’ and ‘we’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and
“If President Trump withdraws from Reagan’s INF accord, it could jump-start fielding of new technologies that would have skirted the letter of the treaty, like ground-launched hypersonics. But it could also lead to less exotic solutions that the INF pact now bans outright, like mid-ranged ballistic missiles. As the product
“The Trump administration is moving to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, per multiple reports, removing a key arms control treaty between the United States and Russia. According to both The Guardian and The New York Times, national security adviser John Bolton has recommended the U.S. leave the agreement and