Pentagon tests cruise missile with over 500km reach, so INF treaty is now definitely toast

The Pentagon today announced it tested a conventional ground-based cruise missile that went more than 500 kilometers, which would have been banned under the now-defunct INF treaty.

Between this and the mysterious Russian missile that made the nuclear monitoring sites go dark last week? Yeah, INF is now toast, not just on paper. It's official.

The missile was fired off the coast of California on Sunday.

Data from the missile test will be used to refine weapons development, the Pentagon says.