Hagel Orders Review of Nuclear Force

Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:27am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a review of the nuclear forces, National Journal reports.

“The decision comes after a string of incidents—including illegal drug use and most recently a cheating scandal—have put the force under a negative spotlight.”

“Pentagon leaders will also look for any problem areas in the development of the nuclear force and identify ways to fix problems… A plan for how to address any concerns will be given to Hagel within 60 days. And an independent group will also review the nuclear forces more broadly, although they will focus on personnel. The independent review will be finished within 90 days.”