Diary from Trumpland

Nuclear muscle flexing

Print edition : March 01, 2019

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin at a joint news conference in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. On February 1, 2019, the U.S. government announced that it would withdraw from the missile treaty with Russia. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The United States’ seemingly reckless withdrawal from a 1987 missile treaty with Russia, its push for a Space Force and the expansion of its military budget are part of a policy to exert power against the world.
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