28 aprilie 2022

Russia’s nuclear threats put Navy nuke in spotlight

http://www.washingtontimes.com

Russia ’s nuclear saber-rattling amid the war in Ukraine has raised concern in Washington as lawmakers grapple with President Biden’s cancellation of the Navy’s sea-launched nuclear cruise missile.The Navy nixed funding for the nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM-N) in its budget request for the 2023 fiscal year as a result of the Pentagon’s five-year Nuclear Posture Review, creating what the head of U.S. Strategic Command Adm. Charles Richard called “a deterrence and assurance [...]