Russian President Orders “Symmetrical Response” After U.S. Tests New Cruise Missile

HeadlineAug 23, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering his military to prepare for what he called a “symmetrical response” after the U.S. tested what it said was a nonnuclear cruise missile earlier this week. The U.S. launch was the first test of its kind since the Trump administration formally withdrew from the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the INF, earlier this month.

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