On Monday, the Pentagon reported that the United States had tested a land-based cruise missile capable of hitting its target after flying more than 500 kilometers for the first time after Washington's exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF
Treaty was the first major sign that the Cold War was ending: 2,700 missiles were destroyed in the following two years, and everybody lived happily ever after.
The hawks in the Trump administration, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, strongly support the US withdrawal from the INF
. Democrats criticised it.
In his October 2018 announcement of plans to withdraw, Trump criticised the INF
Treaty for not restraining the build-up of Chinese forces.
In February, the Trump administration announced that the United States would exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF
) treaty, which prompted Russia to undertake a reciprocal action after the two sides exchanged allegations of treaty violations.
On the occasion, PNF delegation congratulated Liz for for being elected as the INF
president and said the game of netball would flourish under his leadership.
Newcomers: Juniors Johnny Gardner, Inf
; Nick Loutos, 1B/P; Rick Kanak, P/C; Nate Gazda, Inf
; Will Koehler, 1B; Nolan Smith, 3B; Luke Kozlowski, IF/P; Tommy Fitzpatrick, OF; Johnny Pecora, OF; Hayden Kraus, OF; Richie Mack, P/3B; Colin Lehmann, 1B.
After the INF
treaty, Russia in a counterstroke targeted the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
Even though only five countries have been under the INF
Treaty, many other European countries follow the guidelines, such as Germany, Hungary, and Poland.
According to a new report by the Institute for Strategic Studies, up to 95 percent of China's arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles would be in breach of the INF
if Beijing were party to it.
Effective Saturday, 'the US will suspend its obligations under the INF
Treaty and begin the process of withdrawing from the INF
Treaty, which will be completed in six months unless Russia comes back into compliance by destroying all of its violating missiles, launchers and associated equipment,' President Donald Trump said in a statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday that Russia has suspended its obligations under the INF
treaty in response to the US announcement, "we will come for a tit-for-tat response" Putin said during the meeting, "our American partners have announced the suspension of their participation in the treaty, so we will suspend as well."