* Russia violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the Trump administration formally pulled out of the agreement in February.
So what now? Secretary of the Army Mark Esper was asked in his Senate confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense.
"We obviously need to prepare air-missile defenses to defeat those intermediate range missiles. The Army has been working on that. I know the other services are as well," he testified.
The other step is to develop new conventional "INF-range" missiles...