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U.S. Tests Missile System Previously Banned Under Arms Treaty: Russia and China Protest

August 23, 2019

Episode Notes:

Last week, the U.S. successfully tested a missile system that would have been banned under the INF treaty that formally ended last month. Both Russia and China warning the U.S. of the risk of destabilizing security among them.

Kingston Reif, Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy at the Arms Control Association, discusses the test and how U.S. plans will affect international security.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:46 ] Details of the test
[ 2:33 ] U.S. missile development and deployment plans
[ 4:44 ] Russia and China bring the issue to UN Security Council
[ 6:26 ] Risk of arms races and plausibility of fielding new missile systems

Twitter: @KingstonAReif

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