U.S., Russia: A Nuclear Treaty Shows Weaknesses
Dec 18, 2014 | 10:15 GMT
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The United States may deploy nuclear cruise missiles to Eastern Europe, according to recent statements made by U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon. The move runs counter to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which the United States and Russia signed in 1987. McKeon's statement highlights the continued deterioration of the INF treaty at a time when both sides increasingly see it as a limitation, further indicating deteriorating relations between Moscow and Washington.