US sends destroyer to Spain–Russia threatens to abandon treaty
Newscast Media MOSCOW—Russia threatened to quit the nuclear treaty with the
United States, known as Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), after Washington
deployed a ballistic missile defense destroyer to Spain to boost NATO’s anti-missile
shield in Europe.
The deployment of the Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook, equipped with the Aegis
shipboard integrated combat weapons system, was announced by US Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
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