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Putin Demands Response To U.S. Tomahawk Test Despite Having Treaty-Busting Missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally directed the country’s authorities to devise a “symmetric response” to the U.S. military’s recent test of a land-based Tomahawk cruise missile launch, a weapon system that the now-defunct Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, had prohibited. Of course, the most logical course of action is for Russia to publicly “unveil” the INF-breaching missiles it is already understood to have developed and fielded, but it may need to wait to do so in order to maintain its claim that it does not already have these weapons.