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America's Nuclear Weapons: Everything You Always Wanted To Know (But Were Afraid To Ask)

The National Interest
February 24, 2017
By Tom Nichols, Dana Struckman

Today, the U.S. nuclear deterrent is facing hard choices about modernization. The Air Force and Navy are drawing up plans for new bombers and a new generation of submarines. The American tactical arsenal will be modernized, at great cost. In effect, the result will be a smaller version of our Cold War nuclear deterrent, an idea that would have been harder to sell until the reemergence of Russia as a severe threat to U.S. security. But with the costs projected to reach into the hundreds of billions of dollars, itís time to ask if our previous strategies and nuclear force structure make sense.
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