I tried to think to myself “what would be the stupidest thing that the United States could do with ground launched cruise missiles, now that the INF is gone,” and I came up with this:
In a few years, the U.S. may have new ground-launched cruise missiles (GLCMs) with the capacity to strike at intermediate ranges. And if relations between China and the United States continue to deteriorate, Washington may go looking for places to station those missiles. GLCMs in Taiwan are simultaneously China’s greatest fear, and the last card that the United States can play before war begins. They would also spark the most dangerous nuclear standoff since 1962.