Asia Geopolitics

US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge

Is the case in Asia for conventional U.S. cruise missiles strong enough to justify the INF withdrawal?

Ankit Panda
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / US Department of Defense / MSGT Jose Lopez Jr.

The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) speaks to Robert Farley, a visiting professor at the U.S. Army War College, about the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The conversation covers the case for and against INF withdrawal in the Asian context.

The views expressed here are by Robert Farley are his personal views and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, the Army War College, or any other department or agency of the U.S. government.

Correction: The host refers to South Korea’s Hyunmoo missiles as “cruise” missiles; they are, in fact, ballistic missile systems.

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