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Congress set for 'vigorous' debate over new nuclear weapons plans

February 22, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Lawmakers may divide along partisan lines in a debate over new weapons called for in the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review, as some Democrats are concerned about their cost, as well as the potential to undermine strategic stability and increase the chance of miscalculation, according to congressional staffers. The 2018 NPR calls for outfitting submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) with low-yield warheads, as well as developing a nuclear-armed, sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM). The two new projects are referred to in the...

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