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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Sharing Coming Under Increased European Scrutiny

Sim Tack
Global Analyst , Stratfor
Jun 27, 2019 | 05:30 GMT
A picture showing Turkish weapons designed for the U.S.-built F-35 fighter jet are displayed in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 31, 2018.

Turkish weapons designed for the U.S.-built F-35 fighter jet on display in Ankara in 2018. The Turkish role in the U.S. nuclear sharing program is particularly fragile because of its plans to acquire S-400 air defense systems from Russia.

(MURAT KAYNAK/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

As the rivalry between the United States and Russia shows no sign of abating, a number of different elements of the strategic arms stability framework have come under significant stress. Several key treaties, including the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, have even broken down. At the same...

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