INF Treaty, a wise withdrawal
To hear some critics describe it, the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty is a disaster in the making.
“Dangerous, destabilizing and potentially counterproductive,” in the words of John McLaughlin, deputy CIA director from 2000 to 2004. Pulling out will “cause new tensions with European allies,” The New York Times opines. Adds the Stimson Center’s Michael Krepon in Forbes: “A new arms competition now beckons.”
Really? Let’s consider a few pertinent facts.