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Nuclear Enterprise as Important as Ever, DoD Officials Tell Congress

The nation’s nuclear deterrence enterprise remains as important as ever in light of the return of superpower competition and rogue nation threats presented by North Korea and Iran, senior Defense Department officials told the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee here today. The officials discussed national security policies with regard to DoD’s fiscal year 2019 budget request and within context of the country’s nuclear force posture. John C. Rood , undersecretary of defense for policy; Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command ; Navy Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, director of the Navy Strategic Systems Program ; and Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration , each presented testimony on the importance of the nuclear force. Rood’s opening remarks quoted Defense Se...

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