12/08 – The INF Treaty

Secretary General Gorbachev (L) and President Reagan (R) sign the INF Treaty. (DOD) On this day in 1987, Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and American President Ronald Reagan signed the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF. The treaty was a significant step towards cooperation and disarmament between the two Cold War superpowers. Under the treaty, all…