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U.S., And Now Russia, Announce Plans To Withdraw From Nuclear Arms Control Treaty

By NPR

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will not deploy its intermediate-range nuclear missiles unless the U.S. deploys similar weaponsRead full story

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  • You know who else this decision ticks off? China. China sees this as an attempt by Washington to create a long-term security “containment” strategy against Beijing. The US and China continue to fight multiple battles on multiple fronts; tbd which side all this chaos benefits in the end.

  • There was at one point, at the Reykjavik summit I believe, a time when Reagan and Gorbachev expressed possible concessions to each other’s side of a “Zero Option.” Specifically eliminating all nuclear ballistic missiles. It clearly did not happen, though it did create an “intellectual breakthrough,

    There was at one point, at the Reykjavik summit I believe, a time when Reagan and Gorbachev expressed possible concessions to each other’s side of a “Zero Option.” Specifically eliminating all nuclear ballistic missiles. It clearly did not happen, though it did create an “intellectual breakthrough,” as it was described by both parties at the time. Now that feels even longer ago than it was in fact.

    It really is deeply disturbing on a human level to see how bad this has become. Though if you’re the US and NATO, it’s the right move. Also, it’s been a long time coming for the US to modernize its nuclear arsenal.

  • Not only they can strike one another across continents

    , but their neighbours could get some nuclear candy too.

  • Another huge Christmas gift to uncle Vlad. The biggest upside of this terrible decision for Putin is it will further exacerbate the already shaky relationships with our European allies. It's party time in Moscow, break out the wodka comrades!

  • So much for Russian collusion. All members of NATO agree with this decision; including the Secretary General of NATO. If people were not such emotionally invested party hacks, we could deal with events more objectively and reasonably. We delude ourselves by thinking that a particular party (a label

    So much for Russian collusion. All members of NATO agree with this decision; including the Secretary General of NATO. If people were not such emotionally invested party hacks, we could deal with events more objectively and reasonably. We delude ourselves by thinking that a particular party (a label) is wiser and morally superior to another category of people. That human penchant is more dangerous than a specific president.

  • Doomsday Clock moves again

  • What benefit are Nuclear Arms. none........

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