No More Nuclear Tipped Cruise Missiles

Posted November 1, 2013 at 2:01pm

“Sometime in the next few months, the Defense Department is expected to decide whether the nation needs a new nuclear-armed cruise missile. This decision is worth about $30 billion, and is a key test of whether U.S. military planners have finally moved beyond Cold War thinking,” Defense One reports.

“The cruise missile decision comes as the Pentagon is seeking to modernize all three legs of the nuclear triad — submarines, intercontinental ballistic missiles and long-range bombers — and the nuclear warheads they carry. All told, these programs could add up to $300 billion over the next few decades, just as the defense budget is taking a nosedive.”