Pentagon Advisory Panel Examining Nuclear Arsenal

By Jason Sherman / April 12, 2005 at 5:00 AM
An advisory panel to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is evaluating the long-term viability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in an assessment that could lay the groundwork for a new class of nuclear weapons. The Defense Science Board earlier this month established the Task Force on Nuclear Capabilities to examine options for keeping keeping strategic forces well-equipped with an inventory of weapons that were designed 20 years ago to last as long as 30 more years. John Foster, a former Los...

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