Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul Selva (left) confirmed longstanding suspicions that Russia's new intermediate-range missile was operational. He told a House Armed Services Committee hearing this week that it can threaten almost all of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Confirms Russian Missile Deployment Violates Nuclear Treaty. Now What?

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Russia's new Iskander system can be armed with nuclear warheads and can fire either ballistic (pictured) or cruise missiles. The Iskander-M missile launcher was used during a military exercise last month by the Russian Eastern Military District's 5th army at a firing range in Ussuriysk, Russia. Yuri Smityuk/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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An intercontinental ballistic missile in its silo at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Airman John Parie/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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