Trust But Verify: The Demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty

By Anna J. Davidson

“The United States has officially announced that it is withdrawing from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force Treaty in response to what it deems a “material breach” of the Treaty by the Russian Federation. Since 1987, the Treaty has served to limit American and Russian stockpiles of nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles and their launchers to exclude those with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The six-month process for the United States to suspend its obligations officially entered into effect on 2 February. Although the announcement marks the official loss of the Treaty, the unraveling of the INF has been years in the making.”

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