LIGNET: US Strategic Nuclear Forces Under Financial Attack

Monday, 13 Jan 2014 02:07 PM

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The USS Ohio, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, is unveiled to the press at the US Navy's Yokosuka base near Tokyo, on July 14, 2011. (Kyodo via AP Images)
Nuclear weapons have been a cornerstone of America’s security architecture since the dawn of the Cold War, but a $1 trillion plan to modernize the US nuclear force may never be carried out because of growing budget constraints. Russia and China, meanwhile, are committing significant resources to enhancing their own nuclear capabilities. Is the United States at risk of losing its nuclear deterrent?

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.






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