World Dec 13, 2019

U.S. tests ground-launched ballistic missile after INF treaty exit

The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The United States formally withdrew from the landmark 1987 INF pact with Russia in August after determining that Moscow was violating ...

Pentagon steps up efforts to counter China's rising military might

Asia Pacific Sep 16, 2019

Pentagon steps up efforts to counter China's rising military might

Maritime operations, missile tests, landing exercises: the Pentagon has been sharply stepping up its efforts to counter China's growing military power, seen increasingly as a threat. On Friday an American warship approached the Paracel Islands, an island chain claimed by Beijing in the South China ...

After INF treaty's demise, U.S. seeks funds for missile tests

World Aug 2, 2019

After INF treaty's demise, U.S. seeks funds for missile tests

The United States will no longer be prohibited from having ground-launched intermediate-range missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday, but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out, officials say. Washington said last year it ...

New arms race feared as U.S.-Russia INF nuclear treaty expires

World Aug 2, 2019

New arms race feared as U.S.-Russia INF nuclear treaty expires

A major nuclear arms control pact between the United States and Russia expired on Friday, raising the specter of a new Cold War-style arms race. The move came after U.S. President Donald Trump said last October that he would withdraw the United States from the ...