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Nuclear News | February 16, 2017

The Kremlin. Photo Credit: Anna Dashkova

Russia’s Dangerous Nuclear Forces are Back

The United States is claiming that Russia has secretly deployed two battalions of land-based nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in violation of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. According to the New York Times, U.S. officials claim that the Kremlin has deployed two battalions worth of SSC-8 cruise missiles-better known by its Russian designation 9M729-in the Kapustin Yar region.
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