Under the influence of his new National Security Advisor, John Bolton, Trump announced Saturday at a campaign rally that he will “terminate” a key nuclear arms control agreement that helped end the Cold War race–the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response to a long-running dispute over Russian noncompliance with the treaty. Here's why that's counterproductive.
The treaty prohibits the development, production, manufacture, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, transfer, stationing, installation and threat of use of nuclear weapons.
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The nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime is facing stress and pressure from all sides.
Leaders toughen language favoring forward-deployed U.S. nuclear weapons.
The Trump administration seeks rapid steps toward denuclearization.
Remarks by Thomas Countryman to the International Symposium for Peace in Nagasaki, Japan