Nuclear missile programs could move faster under new policy language

By Rachel Cohen / April 27, 2018 at 9:40 AM
As military officials repeatedly argue the United States needs to field new nuclear weapons as soon as possible, the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is asking the Air Force to work with the Pentagon's acquisition chief on plans to speed up the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent and Long-Range Standoff Weapon programs. A House staffer told reporters April 25 the subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill will also recommend Congress boost funding for both modernization efforts to...

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