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NATO to Discuss Adjusting Nuclear Posture in Light of Russia’s New Strategy

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US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will participate in a session of NATO’s Nuclear Planning Group (NPG) in Brussels, Belgium, which will focus on adjusting the alliance’s nuclear posture, US Department of Defense said in a Twitter message on Tuesday.

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NATO to Maintain Nuclear Deterrent as Part of 'Defense Posture'
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States has accused Russia of violating the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which prohibits the development, testing, or fielding of ground-based cruise missiles with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles.

Russia has rejected the accusations, and claimed that Washington’s Europe-based missile defense system violates the INF treaty.

"The NPG will focus on adjustments to @NATO’s nuclear deterrence posture in light of Russia’s nuclear strategy," the Defense Department stated.

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