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    Trump: US to Scrap Cold War-Era Nuclear Treaty

    It’s not fair. That’s the tack President Donald Trump took Saturday in announcing that the United States would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. “They have been violating it for many years,” Trump said, echoing predecessor Barack Obama, who retained the agreement after European allies worried that exiting would precipitate a new arms race. The pact, signed by President Ronald Reagan, prohibits ground-launched cruise missiles with a 300-3,400-mile range, which the Pentagon reportedly wants to counter a growing threat from non-signatory China.

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