ABSTRACT

Nuclear Weapons Modernization Programs: Military, Technical, and Political Requirements for the B61 Life Extension Program and Future Stockpile Strategy, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, October 29, 2013   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the October 29, 2013 hearing "Nuclear Weapons Modernization Programs: Military, Technical, and Political Requirements for the B61 Life Extension Program and Future Stockpile Strategy" before the House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. This hearing focuses on modernizing United States deterrence strategies while reducing the number and types of nuclear weapons. This "3+2" strategy aims to reduce the current seven types of nuclear weapons in U.S. capabilities to three interoperable ballistic missile warheads and two air-delivered warheads. The witness testimony discusses the B61 Life Extension Program (LEP) and how it fits into the overall stockpile strategy and "3+2" strategy. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Donald L. Cook, Madelyn R. Creedon, C. Robert Kehler, and Paul J. Hommert.

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H.A.S.C. No. 113-68
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2014
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Public Domain
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