This article was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs.
The U.S. has waited too long to mimic Chinese intermediate-range weapons.
Recent tests of U.S. missiles once banned by the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty are a welcome step. They provide an essential response to Russia’s violations of the now-defunct INF. They help regain an advantage ceded to the People’s Republic of China, which was never constrained by the pact. And they better position the United States to seek new international agreements on arms.