STRATCOM commander warns lawmakers about risks of abandoning new ICBMs

By Sara Sirota / April 22, 2021 at 1:36 PM
The head of U.S. Strategic Command issued stark warnings to lawmakers this week about the risks of extending the Minuteman III system further or abandoning intercontinental ballistic missiles altogether. Speaking at hearings in the House and Senate on the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2022 funding priorities, Adm. Charles Richard argued the legacy ICBM system may be vulnerable to cyberattack and bombers would have to go on alert if the military cuts the system from the nuclear triad. His comments arrived amid...

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