Experts Say

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Modernization

Council on Foreign Relations
October 4, 2017
By Ankit Panda

U.S. nuclear forces, operated by the Air Force and Navy, have entered a years-long period that will see the modernization of warheads, bombs, and delivery systems. Many of these land-, air-, and sea-based systems, which constitute the so-called nuclear triad, entered service during the Cold War and will reach the end of their life cycles in the coming decades.
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