An initial Air Force proposal for replacing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile calls for procuring 642 missiles.
The U.S. Air Force is planning to build about 1,000 new nuclear-armed air-launched cruise missiles, several sources said last month.
U.S. Strategic Command appears to be backing away from a September 2014 estimate that maintaining and modernizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal “will require close to 10 percent” of the Defense Department budget.
The Obama administration is proposing to increase spending to accelerate by two years the development of a new nuclear-armed cruise missile.
Congress voted in December to withhold the Energy Department’s $92.3 million fiscal year 2015 budget request for nuclear material security work in Russia...