U.S. plans to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

US plans to test missiles banned by INF Treaty in 2019 Report

US plans to test missiles banned by INF Treaty in 2019 Report

At that point, Washington and Moscow would no longer face legal constraints on deploying land-based cruise or ballistic missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,410 miles).

He accused Russian Federation of violating the INF Treaty, which Hodges believes may still be saved.

The remarks come after the Hill reported on Wednesday that the USA plans to test two missile systems banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the U.S. announced its decision to withdraw from later this year.

The United States on February 2 launched the six-month process of leaving the INF Treaty after Washington and NATO repeatedly accused Moscow of violating the accord by developing the 9M729 cruise missile, also known as the SSC-8.

Kyiv says the collapse of a landmark Cold War arms-control pact gives it a free hand to develop new ballistic missiles.

Reuters cited the unidentified Pentagon official as saying that the U.S. is also looking to test an intermediate-range ballistic missile in November. Theoretically, they could be armed with nuclear warheads.

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on drug trafficking at the souther border in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. Both systems would likely be deployed with the U.S. Army. This corresponds to Pentagon's earlier statement, in which the Department said its missile efforts are "conventional only - not nuclear".

The new ballistic missile-a conventional intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)-may see deployment on the US territory of Guam. If Russia and the US were to reach a deal to rescue the INF treaty before August, these projects would not go forward.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a US missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

The envoy claimed that all decisions over the INF pact were made before the withdrawal of Washington was even announced.

"We haven't engaged any of our allies about forward deployment", the USA defense official said.

However, he thinks it could be possible that the Trump administration was simply arranging for an end of the INF treaty.

One defense official said it was possible that the intermediate-range ballistic missile could be deployed on Guam, a US territory, which would be close enough to Asia to pose a potential threat to China and Russian Federation.

The defense officials told reporters that allies in Europe and Asia have not yet been consulted about the planned missile tests or if they would be deployed on their territory. "Instead of punishing the Russians, the administration has announced it would sink to the level of the Russians".

The range of the ground-launched missile is 1,000 km (or, 620 miles), which is within the range of ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) pact signed in 1987.

"It is unwise for the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to match an unhelpful action by Russian Federation with another unhelpful action", Kimball said.

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