DC hawks, US defense giants race to score profits from INF demise
The US chose to bury the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which banned the entire class of short- to medium-range nuclear-capable missiles. Russia says the international community has much to lose from ditching the landmark accord, but who would be the winner of a potential arms race?
Top Pentagon officials say they now feel free to develop and test the weapons the treaty had prohibited, and companies like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon apparently have a lot to offer. Meanwhile, some in the US establishment are openly cheering a new arms race, being “guided by the beauty of our weapons.”
RT’s Murad Gazdiev explores why few in the US want a new deal.
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