27 Sep '16, 3pm

Carter: DoD Will Rebuild, Sustain its Nuclear Deterrence Enterprise

Carter: DoD Will Rebuild, Sustain its Nuclear Deterrence Enterprise

“At a strategic level, of course, you deter large-scale nuclear attack against the United States and our allies,” he said. “You help convince potential adversaries that they can’t escalate their way out of failed conventional aggression. You assure allies that our extended deterrence guarantees are credible -- enabling many of them to forgo developing nuclear weapons themselves, despite the tough strategic environment they find themselves in and the technological ease with which they could develop such weapons. And, if deterrence fails, you provide the president with options to achieve U.S. and allied objectives -- a responsibility that I know President Obama takes with the utmost seriousness, as you do -- all to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons being used in first place.”

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/956050/carter...

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