Ahead of hearings, DOD officials claim 'sensible' approach to nuclear modernization

By Justin Doubleday / February 24, 2020 at 5:45 AM
Pentagon officials are touting what they call the Trump administration's "sensible, reasonable and affordable" approach to nuclear modernization as the Defense Department prepares to potentially clash again with House Democrats over nuclear weapons plans. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley are scheduled to discuss DOD's fiscal year 2021 budget request before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is scheduled to host a...

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