Republican lawmakers slam Navy's consideration of SLCM cancellation

By Aidan Quigley / June 15, 2021 at 5:40 PM
GOP lawmakers criticized acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker Tuesday for suggesting nuclear sea-launched cruise missile development efforts should be defunded in a recent memo. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) said during a committee hearing on the Navy’s budget that not pursuing the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile would set back the country's nuclear deterrence efforts. "The [director of national intelligence] recently reported that China is fielding a full nuclear triad and is expected to reach 1,000 warheads...

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