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Consequences for UK Defence of INF withdrawal examined

Dr Jeremy Stocker, Associate Fellow of RUSI, gave evidence on UK withdrawal from INF treaty to the House of Commons select Defence Committee.

The purose of the session was to focus on the future of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an agreement signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union placing prohibitions on the testing and deployment of certain categories of ballistic and cruise missiles. After years of alleged Russian violations of the Treaty, President Trump announced on 20 October 2018 that the United States intended to withdraw from the Treaty. This session looked at the relevance of the Treaty and its significance today, the consequences of the US decision to withdrawal and what options for the future might be. 

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