NPR calls for rapid development of nuclear-armed, sea-launched cruise missile

By Justin Doubleday / February 2, 2018 at 3:05 PM
The Nuclear Posture Review calls for the rapid development of a new nuclear-armed, sea-launched cruise missile program leveraging "existing technology," as part of the Trump administration's bid to coerce Russia back into compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. The new SLCM policy represents a reversal of the Obama administration's 2010 NPR, which announced the retirement of U.S. nuclear-armed Tomahawk missiles. The Trump administration's NPR released today said the now-retired SLCM capability "for decades had contributed to deterrence and the...

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