What the U.S. Withdrawal from 1988 Nuclear Forces Treaty Means for Arms Control | WBEZ
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What the U.S. Withdrawal from 1988 Nuclear Forces Treaty Means for Arms Control

President Donald Trump has indicated he will pull the U.S. out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). He alleges Russian treaty violations and Chinese weapons proliferation as justifications. The treaty's advent, viewed as a seminal moment towards ending the Cold War, cut thousands of land-based nuclear missiles from America’s and Russia’s arsenals. Critics fear President Trump's move could start another global arms race. To discuss with us the implications is Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, a non-proliferation NGO.


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