Smith argues for 'downsizing' national security ambitions, starting with nukes

By Tony Bertuca / July 6, 2016 at 3:57 PM
The House Armed Services Committee's top Democrat has become a vocal opponent of the Pentagon's plans to modernize the nuclear triad, arguing that the United States needs to more smartly prioritize national security spending. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) told reporters during a Wednesday breakfast that one of his priorities going into conference committee on the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill would be to continue his push to cut funding for certain delivery components of the nuclear triad, specifically the...

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