U.S. Conducts First Missile Test Since Trashing INF Treaty

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with US News and World Report about the United States testing a missile after pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Alexandra Bell, senior policy director with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, says critics in Congress may push back against expanding future military tests. Some leaders have expressed concerns the Trump administration does not have a clear path forward to advancing this technology without starting an international arms race.

“The question is, if now Russia tests a new system in this range and we respond, that’s how escalation starts,” Bell says. Read more