Nuclear Policy and Posture, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 28, 2019   [open pdf - 247KB]

This is the February 28, 2019 hearing on "Nuclear Policy and Posture," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the Opening Statement of James M. Inhofe: "The Committee is focused on implementing the National Defense Strategy (NDS). That's this thing that we've been talking about. We've had two hearings on it. [...] Now we need to modernize all three legs of the nuclear triad, as well as the warheads and infrastructure in the Department of Energy. There has been bipartisan support for the programs in the past. I'm hopeful that we're going to be able to continue that bipartisan spirit as we try to continue defending America. [...] Today, I hope that you'll be able to help us understand the importance of tying the nuclear modernization and sensible policy to the overall national security of the United States. [...] We are also faced with several current issues related to arms control. While our colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee will no doubt discuss these issues at length, the implementation of the withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Forces (INF) Treaty is a great interest to this Committee, so is this Committee's decision on whether or not we extend our New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Madelyn R. Creedon, Franklin C. Miller, and C. Robert Kehler.

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S. Hrg. 116-499; Senate Hearing 116-499
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