More More More! Pentagon Chief’s Nuclear Triad Upgrades Could Top $1 Trillion

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Sputnik News – September 27, 2016

Faced with an aging stockpile of missiles, bombers, and submarines, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has pledged to spend roughly $108 billion to update the US’ atomic arsenal.

The United States’ nuclear triad relies on its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), cruise missiles, and aircraft and submarines to deliver nuclear payloads. On Monday, Carter indicated that the Pentagon plans to spend hundreds of billions of dollars over the next five years to modernize these units. “The confidence that you’re ready to respond is what stops potential adversaries from using nuclear weapons against the United States or our allies in the first place,” he said, according to Military.com. His comments came amid a tour of Minot Air Force Base, where he examined the facility’s underground stockpile of 150 Minuteman III ICBMs.

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Obama’s transgender policy ‘devastating’ military

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Greg Corombos – July 3, 2016

One of the nation’s leading experts on military experts calls the Obama administration’s policy of allowing transgender troops to serve openly “more than irresponsible” and says the impact of the administration’s fiscal and social policies on the nation’s Armed Forces is “devastating.”

On Thursday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced he was changing Pentagon policy.

Center for Military Readiness President Elaine Donnelly told WND and Radio America this is a terrible decision for military readiness.

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