DOD considers running C2 for low-yield nukes through geographic combatant commands

February 26, 2018 at 3:42 PM
The Pentagon may run the command-and-control for new low-yield nuclear weapons through the geographic combatant commands, rather than U.S. Strategic Command, according to defense officials. As part of its implementation of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the Defense Department is considering putting command-and-control of low-yield submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) in the hands of geographic COCOMs like U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. European Command, David Trachtenberg, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, confirmed during a Feb. 26 event at...

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