Austin warns that budget impasse imperils nuclear modernization

By Tony Bertuca / November 28, 2022 at 11:23 AM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling Congress that the ongoing fiscal gridlock on Capitol Hill risks, among many other things, the planned modernization of all three legs of the U.S. nuclear triad "when we have no schedule margin left to give." In a new letter to Congress , Austin says the stopgap continuing resolution the federal government has been operating under since Oct. 1 is harming national security and will do grave damage if lawmakers extend it much further beyond...

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