'The race will not happen because Russia (and China) won't run. Or said differently, they already won'By Moon of Alabama: Yesterday the U.S. left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. The end of this and other treaties that eliminated or restricted the deployment of nuclear systems is seen by some as the beginning of a news arms race:
William J. Perry - @SecDef19 - 7:37 PM · Aug 2, 2019 The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty today deals a great blow to nuclear arms control and global security, we are sleepwalking into a new arms race.The former Secretary of Defense is wrong. The race will not happen because Russia (and China) won't run. Or said differently, they already won.
To understand why that is the case we have to look at the history if the nuclear treaties and their demise.