JD: There’s a lot of information out about Vladimir Putin’s decision to get involved in a new arms race with Russia and the United States, the two components in that arms race. I wonder how serious he is and is this a very serious situation since President Trump withdrew from that recent agreement?
KT: Well it is a serious situation and it’s a creditable threat on Putin’s part. Here’s what’s happened is that the United States has announced its intention to withdraw from Intermediate Nuclear Force Agreement in 1987 and that agreement banned a whole class of missiles. We have recently caught in the past couple of years really both Russia and China violating the agreement. The Chinese aren’t parties but have agreed to another missile technology controlled regime that also bans these missiles.