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Aug. 10, 2018

Selva Highlights Need for Nuclear Enterprise Recapitalization

The Air Force launched the first Minuteman III missile off the coast of Florida in 1968 and the same missiles are still in inventory, which is why recapitalization of the entire nuclear triad is needed, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva said.

May 2, 2018

Changing World Situation Requires Resilient Nuclear Posture, DoD Official Says

The deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said that the world has changed and America’s nuclear strategy has to change as well, while speaking at a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies seminar on Capitol Hill.

March 22, 2018

Nuclear Enterprise as Important as Ever, DoD Officials Tell Congress

The nation’s nuclear deterrence enterprise remains as important as ever in light of the return of superpower competition and rogue nation threats presented by North Korea and Iran, senior Defense Department officials said.

March 20, 2018

Stratcom Chief Testifies on Command’s Readiness to Deter, Respond

U.S. Strategic Command is prepared to deter strategic attack and employ forces to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of Stratcom, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

March 8, 2018

Defense Budget Request Seeks to Reinvigorate U.S. Deterrence Strategy

The fiscal year 2019 defense budget request reinvigorates America’s strategic thinking and capabilities, and takes into account advances made by Russia and China, Defense Department officials told the House Armed Services Committee.

March 6, 2018

Vice Chairman Highlights Importance of Nuclear Deterrence

The recent Nuclear Posture Review makes it clear the U.S. can match any nuclear threat, including that of a low-yield nuclear weapon, and will respond in kind to threats, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 28, 2018

Stratcom Commander Discusses Strategic Deterrence Mission

Adversaries are evolving, and the United States needs to stay ahead of these threats to ensure it never enters a “fair fight,” Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said.

Feb. 26, 2018

Nuclear Posture Review Looks to Deter War, Policy Chief Says

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review seeks to ensure deterrence will not fail, thus preventing nuclear weapons from being used in war, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

Feb. 16, 2018

Nuclear Review Ushers in Strategic Environment Change, Stratcom Chief Says

From a warfighter’s stance, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review changes the strategic environment as a threat-based approach, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a keynote speech at the National Defense University.

Feb. 16, 2018

Policy Official: Posture Review Emphasizes Capabilities, Deters Use of Nukes

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review emphasizes the capabilities needed to correct adversary miscalculations, and in doing so, it deters the use of nuclear weapons, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

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