“The INF Treaty has collapsed on the basis of Russian violation. Many seem to think that we are on the verge of a repeat of the 1980s, complete with Russian missiles aimed at Europe and new variants of American Euromissiles to counter them.
“Russia does pose a threat to NATO Europe’s security. The way to deal with this is not, however, to respond to Russia’s new land-based missiles with deployments in Europe of new American ground launched systems that can reach deep into Russia. Such an effort risks replaying the divisive ‘80s-era Euromissile fight but without its benefits since a new generation of such long-range missiles would do little to solve the fundamental defense problem NATO faces today…”
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