The US withdrawal from the INF Treaty: a European History (second part)

The first resounding changes in the USSR were not delayed to arrive, with the perestroijka of Gorbachev. The Treaty on Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) When the final victory in the Cold War was now obvious, it came in 1987 to the signing, by Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Secretary, of the Treaty called the Intermediate … read more

The US withdrawal from the INF Treaty: a European History (first part)

The Cold War, the subsequent détente, the dissolution of the USSR have always left, on the subject of armaments, what the experts called at the time a “grey area”, a grey area in which the nuclear wars become possible. Is that of weapons variously called: Nuclear forces of theatre, tactical nuclear forces, short-range weapon systems, … read more