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What Trump Decision is Likely to Increase Nuclear Dangers the Most?

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What damaging decision of the Trump years is most likely to increase nuclear dangers? It’s hard not to dwell in the past, but there’s room for more nominations in the future.

Some might be inclined to place Trump’s decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty at or near the top of your list. Withdrawal, rather than announcing steps taking compensatory action while calling for corrective action, would have kept more pressure on Putin while leaving NATO in better shape. But this seems to be water under the bridge now, because Donald Trump and John Bolton want to be rid of INF Treaty constraints as much as Vladimir Putin.

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