House Armed Services Committee calls for studies, limitations on nuclear program decisions

By Shelley K. Mesch / June 23, 2022 at 1:34 PM
The House Armed Services Committee has passed a fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would order several studies on and limitations of Defense Department efforts to modernize the nuclear triad. One amendment the committee passed calls for the study of weapons programs -- both nuclear and nonnuclear -- that could threaten hard and deeply buried targets. The Pentagon is already conducting such a study, but the committee wrote it is concerned about the progress of the research. The amendment...

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