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U.S., Russia, France All Launch Missiles Within Hours
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:34:28 PM »
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U.S., Russia, France All Launch Missiles Within Hours
Tom O'Connor

The U.S. and Russia have, in recent days, suspended their 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty banning land-based missiles with ranges from 310 to 3,420 miles following Washington's accusations that Moscow violated the deal with its new Novator 9M729 missile. As the two sides continued to swap threats of escalation, the three countries believed to have the most nuclear weapons in the world demonstrated their strategic capabilities.

First, the French military said Tuesday that its air force conducted a rare test Monday of the nuclear-capable medium-range air-to-surface missile (ASMP). The U.S. then fired a nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) later that night in local time and, about an hour and a half later, the Russian armed forces fired a nuclear-capable RS-24 Yars ICBM.

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