The Trump administration envisions a small number of low-yield nuclear warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Press release on the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor
Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the plan to overhaul the nation’s nuclear arsenal is the replacement program for the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force, the land-based leg of the nuclear triad that also includes submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and heavy bombers.
The new NPR comes with a high price tag. That is not the only issue.
The Nuclear Posture Review marks significant change from the Obama years.
In December 2016, President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability,” prompting condemnation in the United States and around the world. Those concerns, it turns out, were well justified.