Articles by Keith Sloan

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Keith Sloan teaches security studies for Excelsior College.
Grey map of the world depicting INF treaty and cold war mentalities

On February 1, 2019, the United States formally suspended adherence to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, further declaring that it would fully withdraw from the treaty in six months. Russia immediately followed suit, thereby essentially eliminating one of the Cold War’s most significant arms control achievements and the foundation for the nuclear arms control …

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“The Secretary shall initiate a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” President Donald Trump, January 2017 One of President Donald Trump’s first national security orders directed the Department of Defense (DoD) to …