FOREIGN POLICY/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA: “Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow…
The ground-launched cruise missile at the center of American concerns is one that the Obama administration said in 2014 had been tested in violation of a 1987 treaty that bans American and Russian intermediate-range missiles based on land.
The Obama administration had sought to persuade the Russians to correct the violation while the missile was still in the test phase. Instead, the Russians have moved ahead with the system, deploying a fully operational unit.”
– Michael R. Gordon, “Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump,” The New York Times online, Feb. 14, 2017