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Bringing back the Cold War rivalry! Are US and Russia moving towards ‘active aggression’

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Financial Express
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March 5, 2019 -05:00

Posted: March 20, 2019

You can now add nuclear weapons to the list of things to start worrying about again

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March 18, 2019 -04:00

Posted: March 18, 2019

Check Your Archives: You Might Rediscover Your Most Influential Moment

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Association News
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March 6, 2019 -05:00

Posted: March 6, 2019

India launches airstrike on Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

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Telegraph Herald
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February 27, 2019 -05:00

Posted: February 27, 2019

Hillary Clinton Thinks Trump's INF Treaty Withdrawal Was A "Gift" To Putin — Here's What To Know

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February 6, 2019 -05:00

Posted: February 14, 2019

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress No Funding for U.S. INF Missiles in Europe


The INF Treaty prohibited all U.S. and Soviet missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. The official figures above show missiles deployed November 1, 1987, shortly before the INF Treaty was signed. The treaty also required destruction of 430 U.S. missiles and 979 Soviet missiles which were in storage or otherwise not deployed. The treaty prevented the planned deployment of an additional 208 GLCMs in the Netherlands, Britain, Belgium, Germany, and Italy. The Pershing IAs, under joint U.S.-German control, were not formally covered by the INF Treaty but were also to be eliminated by U.S. and West German agreement. The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty led to the verifiable elimination of over 2,500 Soviet and U.S. missiles based in Europe and helped bring an end to the Cold War.

But now, the United States and Russia are on course to withdraw from the INF Treaty in six months over a long-running dispute over Russian compliance with the treaty.

Termination of the INF Treaty opens the door for Russia and the United States to develop and deploy more and new types of ground-launched intermediate-range missiles–a move that would increase the risks of a destabilizing new missile race.

You can help stop this!

A group of leading U.S. Senators has re-introduced the "Prevention of Arms Race Act of 2019," which would prohibit funding for the procurement, flight-testing, or deployment of a U.S. ground-launched or ballistic missile until the Trump Administration meets seven specific conditions, including identifying a U.S. ally formally willing to host such a system, and in the case of a European country, have it be the outcome of a NATO-wide decision.

This bill is a step in the right direction. New U.S. ground-launched cruise deployments in Europe or elsewhere would cost billions of dollars, take years to complete, and are militarily unnecessary to defend NATO allies because existing weapons systems can already hold key Russian targets at risk.

Your Senators need to hear from you.

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Posted: February 6, 2019

Trump suspends arms treaty to focus on China, Russia threats

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Associated Press
News Date: 
February 1, 2019 -05:00

Posted: February 1, 2019

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