Sunday, November 6, 2016

Are Pentagon Concerns That U.S. Nuclear Forces Are Falling Behind Wrong?

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Alex Lockie, Business Insider: The Pentagon is so focused on nukes, it may lose its conventional military edge

Speaking to US Strategic Command, the combatant command that oversees the US's nuclear deterrent, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that after decades of underinvestment, the US has begun to fall behind other countries as a nuclear power.

“While we didn’t build anything new for 25 years, and neither did our allies, others did – including Russia, North Korea, China, Pakistan, India, and for a period of time, Iran,” he said, as the Miami Herald notes.

But according to Kingston Reif, the Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy at the Arms Control Association, the implication that the US's arsenal isn't "up to snuff" is "exaggerating, misleading, and flat out wrong."

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WNU Editor: If Russia's nuclear force is that advanced .... would the Pentagon want to trade the US's arsenal for the Russian's .... hmmm .... I doubt it.

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