On August 18, 2019, the U.S. tested a ground-launched cruise missile that the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty had prohibited since the Reagan-Gorbachev era, but Trump’s cancellation of the INF Treaty went into effect earlier this month, so now the U.S. and Russia are fighting a new Cold War. See the article I linked below. It has this headline:
“Nuclear Weapons Arms Race Is Here”:
Russians, Anti-Nuke Experts Denounce US Missile Test
The article begins with these short paragraphs:
A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that “such tests only proved that from the very start, the Americans were determined to derail the INF Treaty and were making preparations for it.”
Nuclear experts and disarmament advocates are warning that the world is witnessing a new arms race after the Pentagon tested a new missile Sunday that would have violated a Cold War-era treaty the Trump administration ditched earlier this month.
After years of the U.S. government—under both the Obama and Trump administrations—and NATO accusing Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed in 1987 by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Washington formally withdrew from the deal, which banned ground-launched nuclear and conventional ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,000 kilometers, or about 310 to 3,400 miles.
Here is the article: