Russian President Vladimir Putin has committed to launch development of land-based launchers for intermediate-range cruise missiles and a new medium-range ballistic missile formerly prohibited by a 31-year-old arms control agreement, the Kremlin announced Feb. 2.  Putin framed the decisions as a response to the Trump administration’s move to suspend compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty starting Feb. 2 and to terminate the bilateral arms control pact ...

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