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Mark Esper: DoD to ‘Fully Pursue’ Ground-Launched Missile Dev’t Following INF Treaty Exit

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Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper issued a statement on Friday announcing the nation’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russia’s “sustained and repeated violations” of the agreement which puts limitations on missile deployment.

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DoD to Test Ground-Launched Missiles Given Concerns with Russia

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The Department of Defense plans to test ground-based cruise missiles in August as the U.S. moves to renounce its commitment to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987, Reuters reported Thursday. The potential withdrawal would occur if Russia does not cease from committing what the U.S. considers violations to the treaty.

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Report: US to Commence Ground-Based Cruise Missile Parts Production

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The U.S. government will begin initial production for ground-launched cruise missile components after announcing its intent to revoke participation from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Reuters reported Monday. The INF Treaty requires participating countries to destroy ground-based ballistic and cruise missile systems with range capabilities of up to 310.6 to 3,000 miles. 

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