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Trump Scraps Cold War Nuclear Treaty, US Moving To Build New Missiles « Breaking Defense

Raytheon’s proposed DeepStrike missile could easily be modified to reach INF-prohibited ranges once the treaty is dissolved. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will withdraw from a landmark arms control treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev during the waning days of the Cold War, the White House announced today, ushering in what …

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Towards More European Defense Integration: Aachen Franco-German Treaty « Breaking Defense

Aachen Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle. Charlemagne is buried there. The Aachen Treaty is the fifth treaty signed in the city where Charlemagne was born and they have all shared a common thread of boosting European peace and integration. The first one, signed in 1668 in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle …

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NATO chief says Trump’s funding gripes having ‘real results’DefenceTalk.com

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it — adding that his criticism on defense spending was having a positive impact. Trump has frequently blasted members of the 29-nation western security partnership for not paying more into …

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Russia Rejects US Demands on 9M729 Missile EliminationDefenceTalk.com

Russia has rejected the U.S. demand for the elimination of the 9M729 cruise missile, as the two countries continue a spat over the INF Treaty. Speaking at a briefing on the 9M729 missile, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, “The US delegation arrived in Geneva for inter-departmental consultations over the …

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Franco-German treaty a step toward ‘European army’: MerkelDefenceTalk.com

The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday laid out their commitment to a future joint European Army, an idea that has sparked angry reactions from US President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said closer defence ties agreed in a new friendship treaty aim to build a Franco-German “common …

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NATO, Russia to hold talks amid missile treaty crisisDefenceTalk.com

Nato and Russian officials will hold talks this week, the alliance said Monday, with the future of a key Cold War era arms treaty hanging by a thread. Diplomats said the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty will be on the agenda for Friday’s meeting of the Nato-Russia Council, which is …

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From Paris To Orbit: France’s New Space Strategy « Breaking Defense

The French CSO-1 reconnaissance satellite launching on a Russian-built Soyuz rocket With the landmark CSO-1 satellite launch December 19th and a new space strategy out soon, the French government is finally stepping up in space. A French-led, Europe-wide effort to modernize space capabilities had been announced in 2010, but it …

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