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An arms agreement in the crosshairs

Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN, left, to U.S. National Security Adviser JOHN BOLTON, right, during a meeting in Moscow on Oct. 23

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REMOVED another brick from the crumbling edifice of nuclear-arms control by threatening to withdraw from a treaty with Russia that has kept midrange nuclear-tipped missiles off the European continent for three decades.

Russia, he says, violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty “for many years” by building and fielding prohibited cruise missiles, despite warnings from Washington; Russia denies doing so. So the

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