U.S. Missile Options in a Post-INF World

On 2 August, the United States is expected to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, allowing the United States to develop and deploy ground-launched theater-range missiles.

In a new CSBA study on the subject, Leveling the Playing Field: Reintroducing U.S. Theater-Range Missiles in a Post-INF World, authors Jacob Cohn, Timothy A. Walton, Adam Lemon, and Toshi Yoshihara explore the potential strategic and operational contributions of ground-launched theater-range missiles to U.S. defense strategy. They also critically evaluate the arguments that have been put forward against fielding such missiles. Finally, they estimate the cost of a variety of near- and mid-term options to field theater-range missiles.

Join the report authors and Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, at 11:30 a.m. on 8 August as they discuss key findings from this report.


Sequence of Events:

11:30 a.m.  Lunch reception

12:00 p.m.  Presentation and Q&A

1:00 p.m.  Conclusion


Register for the 8 August event!

Our CSBA authors and Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken are available for interviews.  For additional information on CSBA or to schedule interviews contact the Director of Development William Bodie at 301.767.6736 or

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