Missile Misdemeanours: Russia and the INF Treaty Contents



1 Introduction

2 The INF Treaty


Treaty provisions

3 Violation of the Treaty

Indications of Russian violation


Nuclear posture

Conventional posture

Bureaucratic/industrial momentum

Political advantage

Asia and the Middle East

Allegations of US violations

Unmanned aerial vehicles/drones

Missile defence targets

Deployment of Mark 41 launchers

UK response

4 Future action

Diplomatic options

Public presentation of intelligence

US, NATO and UK defence policy

Impact on future arms control

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: US nuclear forces in Europe

Annex 2: Alleged Russian non-compliance in arms control agreements

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 4 April 2019