Tuesday, September 27, 2016

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: U.S. Will Rebuild And Sustain Its Nuclear Deterrence

U.S. Department of Defense: Carter: DoD Will Rebuild, Sustain its Nuclear Deterrence Enterprise

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter kicked off a visit to DoD’s nuclear deterrence enterprise, telling airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, that DoD will invest, innovate and sustain to rebuild that enterprise’s capabilities that remain the bedrock of U.S. defense strategy.

The secretary spoke at a hangar on the flightline of the base. He thanked the airmen at the base, and by extension, thanked the thousands of other technicians who man, maintain, guard and operate the bombers, ICBMs, ballistic missile submarines and the command-and-control systems around the world.

“As you know, everyone has their role to play,” he said, “and while each physical piece is important, it’s really the people who make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.”

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WNU Editor: The Russian media's analysis of the U.S. Secretary's remarks is (as predictable) critical .... NATO is reviewing ‘nuclear playbook’ to deter ‘terrible attacks’ by Russia – Pentagon chief (RT).

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